Along with all the smaller, quicker projects on my needles, I have one more ambitious project: a blanket. Now, it’s a baby blanket, so it’s smaller and hopefully quicker, but still, there’s a reason I don’t make very many blankets. (They take me forever because I get bored. Or I get bored because they take forever. Chicken or egg?) But this one is a review project, and a gift, so I have extra motivation to complete it. I’m making the Boho Baby Blanket by Appalachian Baby Design in Indigo and Silver. It has sixteen pattern repeats, so I did some math and determined that I just need to do two repeats per week to finish on time. And I am right on track!
I usually work on this on the weekend, so that I also have time for my selfish knitting, and I’ve memorized the pattern so that the knitting has sped up. It’s a pretty pattern, and I think the baby’s mom will appreciate it, but I don’t think blankets will ever be my favorite thing to knit!
Its very pretty – but i get where you are coming from. I dont particularly like blankets either but every so often you see one and you try again!
I completely know what you mean. Knitting blankets always feels like a slog to me, no matter how much I enjoy the yarn or the pattern. However, I’ve found that I am happier crocheting a blanket, so that’s what I tend to do these days when I want to make a blanket.
Me too! Crochet blankets go so much faster!!
That is beautiful! What do you mean by a review blanket?
Thank you! I’m reviewing the yarn for Appalachian Baby, and I chose their blanket pattern to use for it. Once I’m done with the project, I’ll put a review of the yarn on the blog!
That’s a beautiful blanket! Looks like it will be very warm and cozy 🙂
One thing I appreciate about knitting is it seems to work up much faster than crochet!
Really?? My crochet blankets work up a lot faster than when I knit them…but maybe I’ve used bigger yarn/hooks for those!
Haha hmm, I could be biased since my last knitting project involved large needles…
Pingback: Meager progress | bonnyknits
They do take ever so long, don’t they? I can crochet blankets no problem, but it has to be a really special person to merit a knitted blanket. Yours looks gorgeous, it made me think of waves in the sea
Thank you, I see that too now! And I agree: knitted blankets must be saved for only the best knit-worthy people.