Saturday, April 23, 2011

Knitting Humor

Here's a little something for those of you who are flying this holiday weekend... and, yes, you can take your needles on the plane these days!

I worked the first block of the Sock Yarn Blankie, using 2.5mm needles and some leftover sock yarn:

The turquoise at the bottom is the waste yarn for the provisional cast-on.  The diamond, across the center, measures 3 inches.  The block uses a very little amount of yarn.  I thought I'd need a little ball about the size of a ping pong ball, but I think I could get 2 blocks, maybe more, from a ball that size. 

I'd really love to have as many colors and as much variety in this afghan as possible, so I have a request.  If you have any leftover sock yarn or fingering-weight yarn (variegated is preferred) that you no longer want, would you consider putting it in the mail to me?  I've convinced some knitting friends to knit along with me, so any and all yarn will be shared and very much appreciated.  If there is any remaining after we finish our afghans, it'll be donated for charity knitting projects.  My email is on the sidebar at the right and if you write to me, I'll send you my mailing address. Thank you, thank you!

1 comment:

fluffbuff said...

Oh rats! A few weeks ago I went through a cleaning frenzy and actually threw out a lot of leftover variagate sock yarn. :(
They were such small amounts that I thought I'd never find a good use for them.
I'll go rummage to see if I missed something.