We’ve all been there. Will you knit me a…?
The answer is always NO.
Furthermore, ‘No.’ is a complete sentence.
If you protest, you’re off the list. I used to drop people to the bottom of the list. These days, I’m ruthless. I do what I want. There is no list. There’s no possibility I’m going to knit for you. The answer is just no. I’ve gotten quite good at it. There’s no need for me to explain how long it takes or how expensive yarn is. I just say NO. After all,
is a complete sentence.
So…don’t ask me how this happened. It might’ve been an out of body experience. A fugue state perhaps? All I know is I, for sure, 100% said no to a request of a blanket…ANOTHER blanket, even.
And yet, here it is.
Against all odds, I knit a blanket for someone who asked. Turns out, if you’re knitworthy, you’re knitworthy.
And, at the risk of encouraging copy cat requests, this was super simple. Everything came together in just the right way. Leftover yarn, big needles, no purling, fun stripes. Poof! Instant blanket.
While it is lovely to look at, it’s real beauty comes from it’s simplicity. It’s four mitered squares, each worked from the corner in and then grafted together. I weighed my yarn and divided in it into 4 equal lots, one for each square.
To work each square: CO 2 sts. Set up Row: KFB, place marker, KFB. Row 1: Knit to 1 stitch before marker, KFB, slip marker, knit to last stitch, slip purlwise with yarn in front. Repeat Row 1 until you run out of yarn.
Rather than bind off and then sew a seam, I kept my stitches live until all 4 squares were finished and grafted them together.
Easy Peasy…unless you hate grafting. That’s a topic for another day though. That’s not a Friday conversation!
Happy Weekend! Hope you get some good knitting time in!