It all started with a bargain bag of yarn. Blue and green, seemed to be my colours. The boys had blankets and as yet I did not. Simple, right? Then, an excellent pattern caught my eye. The 10 stitch blanket by Frankie Brown is a fun and easy to knit pattern. September of 2009 I cast on.
Turns out that somewhere along the way, I think quite close to the beginning, I turned it into a 9 stitch blanket. Because apparently 10 made me cocky and I didn’t count.
In the end, I used two more big skeins of yarn to get it the size I wanted. I chose two different shades of green, likely because I bought them over a year apart. No matter, it’s finally finished! Just in time for Bushboy to realize that his is getting pretty small and it would be nice to have a new one. I told him he could have either a sweater or a blanket this year, not both. He’s getting back to me with that decision.
And yes, I did end the row in the middle of the blanket, as you can see in the top of the picture. I wanted to use all the yarn, and I wasn’t buying any more. So that’s the way it is, and I think it suits me just fine!