- Pattern — Mystery Blanket by Elizabeth Zimmermann
- Project Type — Blanket
- Project started — 2022-07-14
- Project completed — 2022-08-01
- Worked with — 4mm needle
- Yarn(s) — Valley Yarns Valley Superwash DK in colorway 7 Red
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Wanted to work up something fast on the knitting machine, but I have to do maintenance on it. Can I mentally manage all the grafting (weaving)? We’ll find out.
CO with Judy’s Magic Cast-On instead of Emily Ocker’s Cast-On. Why? It was easier at this yarn weight. This creates a different center for each square so I’m finishing the mini internal squares by grafting instead of pulling through. This project is all about weaving so I like it.
I am experiencing extra holes at the center squares. I plan to simply weave in and merge stitches as best I can.
Finished size: approximately 20 x 27 inches.
- 2022-07-22 —
Z in hospital again so I worked on squares while waiting with L at the apt.
- 2022-07-26 —
Slowly the squares multiply while Z regains strength.
- 2022-07-27 —
joined first 9 squares and knit first internal square
- 2022-07-28 —
Z is discharged! Finished 11th square.
- 2022-08-01 —
exhausted for all the reasons. It’s completed. hopefully Z can sit and enjoy it. Cancer sucks.