Leftovers

As mentioned in my previous post, I’m trying to get rid of some stash. The things that I haven’t used and have owned for a long time are starting to feel like a burden. In some cases, like with this Cascade Eco+ yarn, I have intended to make use of the leftovers from other projects and I had just not gotten around to it yet. As I was listing things to destash, I decided to get proactive and cast on some blanket squares.

The colors are Satine (blue), Natural Gray (lighter gray), and Antique. The blanket will be a Barn Raising Quilt. Though I’m not doing this in fingering weight as intended, I am making the squares roughly the same size as called for in the pattern. In the Cascade Eco+ this means I am ending at 23 stitches per side. These squares go a lot faster than fingering weight. I once attempted this blanket in fingering weight, and got two squares finished before I quit. I have never finished an adult-sized blanket. I’m hoping for a little more staying power this time. 

If I was able to work uninterrupted, I think I could do probably one square in an hour or less. That makes finishing this project a lot more promising. I am seven squares in, and I’m going to keep working on this until I get bored and feel like working on another project again. Wish me luck!

11 thoughts on “Leftovers

  1. I sincerely wish you luck. I’m working on a baby blanket that is seeming to take forever. I’ll be lucky to have this darn thing finished by the time the intended recipient is in college.

    • That’s rough! I’ve made pinwheel blankets for babies mostly and they always feel that way halfway through. I feel your pain. This one comes in measurable doses, so maybe I can keep it up.

  2. Ok, I have to know if you are an English or Continental knitter, or something else? The speed at which you knit is amazing to me! Any idea on how many stitches a minute you do, of course yarn size affects that.

    • I’m a continental knitter. I was knitting English style for about 3 years then I switched. This is Aran weight on a size 10 so that REALLY helps. 🙂

  3. Good luck! I have knitted two twin-bed sized blankets (in acrylic no less!) and that was an endeavor, to say the least. Knitting with that yummy wool has to be so much more enjoyable!

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  5. I hear you – I’ve made exactly one square for my barn raising quilt. I had an idea that I’d make it a memory blanket and use different yarn weights knit to the same dimensions, but I just never got motivated to cast on a second square. Something else might inspire me soon.

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