So about two months ago, I started this the Shale Baby Blanket (available at the shop) by Jared Flood for my mom’s new place (and as her birthday gift.) Her birthday, unfortunately, is only a week after Christmas. Last night I realized that I had about ten rows done and that this wasn’t a realistic project. Then last week Jared Flood posted a new pattern on his site! It is done in a super bulky yarn and Mirasol Ushya is just begging to be used for this project. The Ushya is so light and airy. It would really make a nice warm blanket without the heaviness of most yarns at this gauge….I think I can get this one done…I hope I can. It takes 10 hanks of Ushya and is worked on US#15 needles. Seems reasonable, right? Course I am not looking at yardage. I am only saving about 100 yards of knitting by doing the larger blanket, but let’s not talk about that. It will turn out larger with less work, so that is all that counts, right? And I will feel like I have accomplished more with each row on US#15 needles, so this might make it more likely to be completed. Or maybe mom will get a box with a photo in it…she will understand, right?
Photos by Jared Flood