there are 18 and a half in my pile now. the first 18 and a half squares from this book.
each one a different colour and pattern and name.
it amazes me that each new sequence of stitches creates such difference in the designs. i often wonder about the knitter who first came up with each pattern. if they were trying for something in particular or if they came upon it quite by accident?
sometimes i am completely overwhelmed at the start of a new set of instructions. so often it looks like gibberish and way too hard for a knitter like me. but i have learnt not to look too far ahead. i have learnt to knit one line and then the next. and i have surprised myself by how much knitting language i actually know.
and i love all the names of the squares; reversed out, seeded diamonds, snakes and ladders, staircase, slip sliding away...
at the moment i am resisting the urge to start sewing them all together. i think it would be lovely to see the blanket actually grow. but the patterns later in the book are very different to the patterns at the start of the book, and i think i'll need to finish them all to make sure they are all spread out evenly.
the patterns later in the book are multicoloured pictures; strawberries and houses bunnies and letters. i can hardly wait to get to them.
i always thought that for me crochet was for blankets and knitting was for garments but i guess it looks like i was wrong.
i am astounded that 18 and a half squares in, i am still so excited by this project. as soon as i cast off each square i can't wait to cast on the next. part of me wishes i would put it aside and knit a summery shawl or a pretty little pepper cardi, but i simply don't want to. this blanket and these squares are where i'm at.
i am knitting a tower and then that tower will become a blanket.
how about you, what are you making?
if you've blogged it, leave me a link and we'll come and see.