Unraveled Wed/Thu: Safe At Home
I'm joining Kat & the Unravelers today to share what I'm knitting (reading is the same)...
Now, in addition to changing up the colors/yarn a bit, is when I begin to really put my mark on this project.
Instead of a grid made up entirely of houses, I will be sprinkling them throughout the interior of the blanket. Not counting the border, which will be all houses, there will be two houses in each row.
The other blocks will be alternating blocks of horizontal & vertical stripes. Because I love stripes!!
There are five colors specified for each house block, so those are the colors I'm using for the stripes... plus one more stripe, for which I'm using the color of the house two blocks before. Something like that.
When I saw this on the sidewalk this morning, I immediately noticed the pale yellow horizontal stripe butting up to the pale yellow sky below it... and it bothered me for exactly .00001 second. That horizontal block (my first) does bother me, though, and I think I've figured it out:
- My bind-off is a little loose. I need to remember that I don't have to loosely work a loose bind off!
- I think I only need five horizontal stripes -- six is too many and I think, multiplied, they'll cause fairly significant, undesired distortion. I'm knitting the horizontal stripes onto live vertical stitches, though, so will need to figure out the best way to deal with that extra live stitch in each stripe! (Suggestions welcome.)
Safe At Home Blanket... finding my groove, figuring it out. The process is definitely my jam. ;)
Oooooo! Love! I've been really excited to see what you end up doing with your blanket -- and I love your plan. (And that pale yellow stripe next to the pale yellow roof? You'll never notice with more "real estate!") It's going to be absolutely charming! XO
Posted by: Kym | 18 June 2020 at 10:32 AM
What a fun blanket!! I love how you are making it your own. I can't wait to see more of it!
Posted by: Vera | 18 June 2020 at 12:59 PM
This is stunning so far, and I bet it will just keep getting better and better. What a lucky grandchild (for quite a few reasons besides the blanket)!
Posted by: Bonny | 18 June 2020 at 01:56 PM
It is so much fun to watch this blanket come together!
Posted by: Sarah | 19 June 2020 at 06:30 AM
It's really coming together and I love hearing about your planning and thought process and you knit this!
Posted by: Carole | 19 June 2020 at 07:47 AM
I uber LOVE this project! I like hearing your plans and seeing them come to fruition! I have an AC question. Do you think we could talk?
Posted by: Margene | 19 June 2020 at 09:41 AM
Extra live stitch option...either start with k2tog, or end with k2tog. I think if you alternate them you should not have the same distortion. (make sense?)
I love those stripes!
Posted by: Kat | 20 June 2020 at 06:43 AM