Greetings! I am stressed. Stressed about how many WIPs I have. It’s one of the only things that is stressful in my life right now and it feels silly because it’s knitting. But I have a problem in which I need to start a million projects. I used to have this rule: I can only have 3 projects at a time. But that rule went out the window when I started leading knit-alongs at the shop, as well as knitting samples for the shop. Those projects “didn’t count” because they weren’t for personal knitting purposes. The way my mind justifies things…it’s scary.
So I’m now on this project finishing kick, which happens every year or two. The goal is to get down to zero projects so that I can feel good about starting new ones! So I finally finished something and I’m really excited about this one because it’s a big one.
My parents lent me one of their cars for the year because they’re amazing and lovely and I love them very much. Also because my commute grew from within walking distance to “no way am I walking there” distance. I wanted to repay them in some way, but not with money because I don’t have any of that stuff. So, I thought, what about a huge ass blanket!? So I started designing this really cabley blanket pattern and shortly after picked out the yarn for it; I settled on Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky in the colorway Tiger’s Eye because it’s chunky and would go relatively quickly (or so I thought) and it matched their brown leather couch. So I started knitting this blanket and used about 4 of the 11 skeins I had bought, and then it was Christmas. So I put it down and didn’t pick it up again until May…oops. Then I sped through it and finally finished it two weeks ago! I gave it to them this past weekend and they loved it! Oh, and they ended up just giving me the car for good which means freedom, but also a shiny new car insurance bill! Anyway, here’s another picture of the blanket! I have not yet come up with a name, so hopefully something comes to me soon. I’d like to write up the pattern and put it on Ravelry eventually!