I’m slowly making progress with my king sized knitted blanket. Of course, it’s going to be a long-term knitting project and I’m fine with that.
A few days ago, I swapped to my third (and my second solid color) color of Fisherman’s wool in brown heather.
Initially, I was going to do a much larger block of the brown heather, but after a bit of thought and chatting with my daughter, I’ve decided to only knit a thin strip of brown heather and alternate between another knitted strip of matching blue worsted weight yarn throughout the entire project.
I also decided to knit the seed stitch for the entire blanket. Initially, the alternate colors were going to be a knit cable stitch, but… I decided to stick to this stitch. It’s an easy knit stitch to create.
• Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * across.
• Row 2: *P1, k1; rep from * across.
• Repeat rows 1 and 2 for the entire pattern.
See? The stitch is simple but it’s so elegant.
The bulk of this king-sized knitted blanket will be knit in Paton’s royal purple worsted wool. Originally, I was going to purchase all the yarn at one time, but… I thought since the yarn was being knit in Paton’s worsted wool and it’s readily available at the local craft stores that have weekly coupons that start at 40% off, it made sense to take advantage of the coupons offered at AC Moore, Michael’s and JoAnn Fabrics (you can use them interchangeably between all three stores) and save even more money. You can only use one coupon per visit. My daughter has been purchasing a skein of yarn also.
Admittedly, it’s a bit frustrating that I can’t knit like I normally do, because of my arm/wrist issues, however, I’m not complaining. There are so many reasons that I am thankful so why should I complain. As a Christian, I’m reminded to give thanks in all things (I Thessalonians 5:18) and while at time it can be a challenge to find ways to be thankful. The few times I feel the urge to complain, I’m instantly reminded of all the reasons why I shouldn’t complain. 🙂 I still am blessed with a lot that I take for granted, such as getting up each morning. Having a home, transportation, food and the list is seemingly endless.
12 But we request of you, brethren, that you appreciate those who diligently labor among you, and have charge over you in the Lord and give you instruction,
13 and that you esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Live in peace with one another.
14 We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.
15 See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all people.
16 Rejoice always;
17 pray without ceasing;
18 in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
I Thessalonians 5:12-18
New American Standard Bible