More Squares

I'm eternally optimistic.  

I'm pretty sure that given my current rate of progress, I am fully capable of having the Barn Raising Quilt  I'm knitting for Miss Princess completed by the time she leaves for college in, oh, about, six years.  Such confidence.  But then again, was it really me that thought knitting a blanket on size 2 needles was a good idea?


Nonetheless, I adore this pattern and enjoy knitting the little squares, although I'm far too ADD to stick to just one square at a time.  I like to keep them in different stages of development.


This square in KPPM is turning out to be a favorite.  I'm trying to insure a good mix of light and dark squares and different colors without being too intentional about it, so I'm randomly pulling yarn out of my stash of sock leftovers but trying to insure that if it's blue one square I'm on to green the next time.


This is some Elliebelly yarn, leftover from one of my favorite pairs of socks.  And then I moved on to more KPPM, but in a much lighter value of colors.


This one is so new it's hard to see, but I think it's going to be a favorite.  In fact, I'm thinking more of this yarn may be needed to knit a sweater for a friend's new baby that is on the way.

There is definitely something very pleasurable about knitting these wee squares that are simple enough to knit over coffee while talking with friends but have just enough going on to keep boredom from setting in.

And, while looking ahead to finishing it some day, I discovered a picture of my friend Susan's absolutely stunning finished quilt.  Isn't she amazing?  She used a crocheted edging on each square to create the outline.



Back to the Barn Raising Quilt

My Barn Raising Quilt (oh the folly of knitting a blanket on size 2 needles) has been languishing for some time now.  This is due to a series of sad circumstances involving a mean stewardess, some missing stitch markers, and a charming, but wool loving, mutt.

I'm back to it, though, knitting two squares at once.

 Multi Varigated blue purple square

This quilt is probably the best use ever for leftover sock yarn.  And it's a fun knit — pretty good Olympic knitting, which is what got me started again.

The quilt is made up of 42 knitted squares, which means I will probably finish that at some point in the year 2018 at the rate I've been going.  It's meant for Ellie, so as long as I pick it up and finish before she goes off to college, I should be ok.  Fortunately, I have lots of sock leftovers and plenty of plane flights ahead of me — this is the perfect airplane project — so stay tuned for more progress.