Earlier this month I blogged about the Garter Squish blanket that I was knitting.
I was 2 color blocks in and saw leftover after leftover being gobbled up by this beast of a blanket. Partials that would have otherwise sat in my stash, taking up valuable space with very little promise of otherwise ever seeing the light of day again, were disappearing at a surprisingly quick pace. It was a beautiful sight to behold.
But as the blanket got longer, my shoulders began to ache. This blanket is heavy. My knitting slowed to a crawl and turning the blanket around at the end of each row was agony. But I continued to knit. And yesterday morning, I wove in the final end.
The blanket is lovely. It is warm, and soft, and has a very rustic sort of beauty that I love.
And while the garter stitch was rather boring, knitting this blanket was very peaceful and meditative allowing me to begin planning a new project- a collection of patterns inspired by the sea! I began the first sample for the collection yesterday and hope to release the entire collection this summer.