It's a rainy, stormy evening tonight and all I want to do is knit. I have an ongoing project I like to call The Ugly Blanket. I started my first ugly blanket in high school. I started crocheting it using leftover balls of cotton that my mom had around the house. It used a whole mish-mash of brown, blue, yellow and pink cotton. I was a bit of a geek during high school, so there were many Friday and Saturday nights spent at home watching movies and crocheting. The end result was a queen sized blanket. I still have it and it reminds me of who I was and where I come from.
The Ugly Blanket 2.0 is being knit out of some wool bought on sale. Blue, white and bright orange. There's one row at the bottom that's all messed up. I'm not sure what happened, but it's part of the Ugly Blanket look. You don't go back and fix an Ugly Blanket.
The last knitting project I finished was a pair of socks. I was given a skein of beautiful blue wool for my birthday from a knitting friend. She gave me a sock pattern that suited the wool as well. Now she's one of those super talented knitters and her skill level should have been taken into consideration when she said, "Oh yeah, it's a really easy pattern." I ended up starting the first sock four times before I finally got it. The little needles were so fine and finicky to work with. But I did it. Here are my finished socks (and the needles for scale)!! I'll actually be able to wear them.
Now, back to the Ugly Blanket 2.0 and reasonably sized needles.