Monday, April 13, 2015

Progress: Garter Squish Cuddle Blanket


Well, it's been a while since you all got to see any progress on the Garter Squish Cuddle Blanket, so here we go! We've fortunately had a cold streak here last week, and couple that with feeling a little under the weather for a couple of days, and I've made some actual progress on this.

That last blue and grey stripe felt like it took forever. When I started this blanket, I could finish a stripe in less than a day, but I was stuck on blue and grey for a while. I frequently encounter the phenomenon in knitting where as a piece gets larger, it takes longer to knit. Part of it is that it takes longer to see progress once it gets a certain size, but I think that my knitting slows down too, for whatever reason. At any rate, I'm on to red and blue now, and it's nice to see some progress again. I'm hoping to get a few more rows done on this before summer sets in for good, but we'll have to see how it goes.

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  1. It looks great! very cuddly :) I've thought about knitting this pattern and I like almost everything Stephen west designs

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    1. Thank you! It's such a great pattern-straightforward and cuddly, with tons of room for color and customization :)

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  2. the stripes are looking great, and I bet it's super soft and squishy to the touch!

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    1. Thank you! It's so squishy-part of the reason the knitting's getting slow is probably because I just keeps stopping to squeeze it :)

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  3. blankets are like that....work work work, and then all of a sudden, when you finally get into a real groove with them---they're finished. and you can't wait to start the next one!!!

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    1. I have two other blankets in progress right now-so I probably need to finish at least one of them soon! This one's got such a great rhythm to it, it's been great to knit so far.

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  4. This is looking squishy and lovely! It really reminds me of a blanket my dad has that his great aunt made! X

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    1. Thank you! We have some great blankets in our house passed down from great/great-great aunts-they're such treasures :)

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  5. I am certain that it is a real phenomenon that knitting takes longer the bigger a piece gets. I suffer from this all the time!

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    1. Right? It happens all the time! Blankets, shawls, sweaters-they all start going slower once they're a certain size. It's crazy.

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