I seem to have lost my knitting mojo over the past few weeks. I always find a new job is incredibly tiring for no apparent reason – maybe it’s the nervous energy I burn off when trying to look normal. As a result, the green waistcoat I have been knitting has hardly progressed at all as I couldn’t summon up the enthusiasm for knitting more than a few rows a night. As I have settled in and worried less at looking strange, my interest is slowly coming back and I hope UFO guilt won’t be haunting me for too much longer.
I have,however, come up with a brilliant stash-busting wheeze which seems to be working out for me. I have set myself the goal of making at least one granny square a day while travelling *and*, this is the important bit, sewing it into place in the evenings. I have already disposed of a considerable quantity of wool that has been hanging around for ages. Some days I have done three or four squares but most days only one. Each 4 round square is made with DK and a 4.5mm hook and it’s surprising how quickly the blanket is growing and my stash is shrinking with only 20 minutes work a day. This is what I have achieved since the 1st September:
Currently it measures 33 inches across at the widest point and I am planning to make it large enough to cover a double bed. I am also pleased with the colour scheme. Last time I made a granny square blanket I didn’t really plan ahead in the respect.
Here’s to hoping my next post will be the little waistcoat I thought it would be so quick to make.