Today I want to introduce you to my long term project. The sock blankie! It is made completely out of sock yarns, using a size 2 needle. You can read all about, and see the original sock blankie by Shelly Kang here. Maybe I'll finish it about the time I get that Ph.D.?
It has come into existence for two reasons. First, because I love to try new sock yarns, but I'm usually broke. This gives me an outlet to try lots of different yarns at a very low cost. Second, I wanted to prove to myself that I can finish something this big.
I'm about finished with the first row, measuring about four feet now.
It's curled around in the photo so that I could get the whole dang thing in without having to stand on top of my chair. (Those wheels looked a little dangerous!)
My squares are approximately two inches across. I cast on 31 stitches on a #2 needle, and make a standard mitered square. It takes me about 30-45 minutes per square. Here is my current favorite square, which I'm sure will change frequently: