Friday, May 4, 2007

Bits & Borders

First, blog bits. Hi Sockapalooza Pal!! Thanks for stopping by! One of my upcoming posts will be for you!! And, Pashyknits!! Thanks for stopping by too....hehehehhe!! I love you! Seriously, at least if you aren't blogging here as much as we would love, your last post is evidence that you knit like crazy!!! Come back soon!!

Now, for the Blanket that Rocks!!!

These are the blanket bits. That's it. Three skeins of heavyweight Socks that Rock, and that's all I have left. Luckily, I had the same number of strips on each side of the blanket!

Finished size, without the border, is 30.5" x 29", a little bit smaller than I had hoped, but still perfect for a lap blanket. It would be the absolute perfect size for a baby blanket, but this one is for me. When I make my next one, someday, I would probably try to have four colors total, then I think the size would be just what I wanted.

So now all I need to do is put the border around it. I have an extra skein of "In the Navy" (the darker color) and I'm going to use that all the way around. I just can't decide do I do a simple two row border or make the border half the size of each strip (there are nine garter rows in each strip, so I could do four or five rows)? What do you all think?

Proper blanket photo shoot to follow once the border is done! Hopefully by the weekend! xoxo Irishgirlieknits


Zonda said...

It looks awesome so far!! Can't wait to see the rest! :)

Discoknits said...

This is my favourite of ALL your knitting (and that's a LOT of knitting). My vote is for the border to be half the width of each strip - 2 rows might look too small.
Happy weekend.

sgeddes said...

Love the blanket! I've ordered some heavyweight STR to knit my own. Thank you for the inspiration.

I agree with Disco - Knit the border half the width of each strip.