I was tempted to do a different sock yarn afghan that I found on Ravelry, but then I spotted this one, so will try it instead. The appeal for me two-fold: it's a good way to use up a lot of those leftovers from sock-knitting projects, and it reminds me of designs by Kaffe Fassett and Missoni.
How did she get so many different yarns to add into her blankie? She enlisted the help of the Yarn Harlot back in 2006. I may tap the stashes of friends, so if they are reading, watch out, I may be asking you for your ping-pong-sized balls of yarn!! My plan is to use any fingering-weight yarn, not necessarily just sock yarn - anything as long as it's interesting, any fiber.
The first instruction is to do a gauge swatch. I think I'll skip this step and jump right into starting the first square. If I don't like the results, I can rip it out and change needles. You start with a provisional cast on and the best little video I've seen of the technique is by Lucy Neatby on YouTube.
This will be a very long-term project. No hurry on this one. No pre-planning as to colors. A possible timeline is to work one block every day. Well, almost every day. Maybe!
Today is Earth Day and it seems like a great project to celebrate the day - using up leftovers to make something useful. Does anyone else want to knit along with me?