Blanket of Many Colors (WIP)

Word Lily knitsApparently I started knitting this blanket in May. It’s still a very long way from completed; I think it will be one of those projects I work a few rows here and there on, between other knits.

I was inspired by this 64 Crayons pattern, which I originally found at the designer’s [Amy Swenson, aka Indigirl] blog.

I fell in love with the idea of all the colors! Stripes! And I reasoned to myself that the strips would be less annoying to piece together than smaller things, like squares. (I don’t like seaming.)

But of course I took it my own direction.

Blanket of Stripey Colors

That’s one strip completed, about 6 feet long. The second, narrower, strip, is still in progress. I’m using recycled sweater cotton, in as many colors as I can find! And oh yes, I am definitely dreading all those ends to weave in. I envision this as a blanket that’s cosy to curl up under, that can be draped over the couch, that will hopefully be used to make tents indoors in a few years. (Hey, it’ll take that long before it’s finished at this rate, anyway!) And then when it’s seen such love, I can throw it in the washing machine, and even dryer, if need be.

Am I alone in my love for ALL THE COLORS?

(I’m linking up with Tami’s Amis for WIP Wednesday.)

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9 responses to “Blanket of Many Colors (WIP)

  1. What a fantastic blanket. I’ll bet its going to be a favorite once its completed.

  2. I absolutely love the colors. Good luck!

    Visiting from NaBloPoMo soup. :)

  3. Amy @ My Friend Amy

    It looks very pretty and very different!

  4. That will be a lovely splotch of colors in your home!

  5. I absolutely love the colours! I never tire of colorful, rainbowy blankets. But for sure, all these ends to weave in look like a torture in itself. Don’t you wish you could just leave them be and call it a feature? ;)

  6. I’m sure that will be a treasure when you’re done.

  7. it’s going to be beautiful—like a garden. All colors of flowers go together!

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