Monday, May 23, 2011

Leftovers

I am sure many of you have leftovers ... of sock yarn. From my years of knitting socks, I have accumulated a big stash of leftovers & have been wanting to use them. Unfortunately, there are always too many projects going on & so the leftovers are put aside until one day .... Lydia (daughter #2) asked for some yarn to knit a blanket.

Lydia loves knitting squares (in garter stitch) & she has done lots for charity blankets during the past few years. In fact, she has 2 big shopping bags of squares ready to be taken to Anglicare. She wants more yarn to knit more squares but I convinced her to knit a blanket with my leftovers.

So I cast on 200 sts for her & off she went with a bag of leftovers ......


..... 2 months later (she only knits during weekends & school holidays), we had a blanket. It's hugh (8 ft x 7ft) & it's gorgeous. So soft & warm & just in time for winter.


I crochet a border around the blanket just to make it pretty. All of us in the family love the blanket & can't wait to use it.

There are more leftovers & Lydia just started on another blanket ....

8 comments:

2paw said...

Lydia is a wonder!! What a beautiful blanket, I love the way the colours are arranged and the cute crocheted border!!!

Momo4ever.Com said...

That blanket is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!! I'm keeping a bag of leftover sock yarns too. My log cabin blanket is taking forever too :P Wish I can snuggle in your blanket!!!

Sue said...

Oh my goodness it looks so pretty. I should have kept my sock yarn leftovers but I knit up premmie baby hats instead. Well at least they will be warm too. I cant wait to see how blanket no. 2 turns out.

Rose Red said...

Wow! It looks fantastic! Lydia did such a great job with it!

Donna (Random Knits) said...

She puts me to shame! I started one ages ago, (mitred squares though) and it's nowhere near done!

Al Mauroni said...

Lydia's blanket is gorgeous! Thank you for the wonderful idea for using leftover sock yarn. I had planned to knit baby hats with mine. That didn't work out as either I ran out of yarn or my sock yarn didn't look babyish plus it cut into my regular sock knitting.

Rachel said...

Wow! What a great use of sock leftovers...and the blending of colors was done very well. Pretty amazing!

Anni said...

Very pretty. May have to suggest my daughter does the same with my sock yarn leftovers. she prefers crochet though.