I’ve always appreciated the bounty of Slow Fashion October posts on various blogs and instagram accounts, though I’ve never really participated as much as I should. But this month I’ve been participating without actually even realizing it until last night.
Several months ago (and I mean several) I had been killing some time at a local Barnes & Noble and came across this picture of a JoSharp crocheted Granny Square blanket/wrapand I decided that I wanted to make a throw blanket for Jason and I.
I purchased 10 skeins each of Knit Picks’ Comfy Worsted Heathers in Finnley & Badger. The squares worked up pretty quickly, and before I knew it, I had 9 squares done.
But then something unexpected happened. I used some of the light grey skeins to make a sweater (Camden, published by Holla Knits) which meant that I only had 1 ball left of the light grey, and a lot more squares to go before finishing a throw blanket. So I bagged it up, and put it in a basket in my yarn room to be forgotten.
Last weekend I was attempting to clean up the apartment a bit and stumbled upon the squares and then I suddenly couldn’t get them out of my head and I was scrambling to come up with a way to create something out of what I already had. (My first option was to purchase more skeins, but alas, they were out of stock!).
But, it turns out I still had several balls of the Badger heather, and so I started making solid squares in the darker color. And now I have a pretty good-sized lap blanket. I’ve started seaming my squares and will work on a border of sorts with the remaining 4 balls of the Badger heather that I have.
So there we go folks – I almost have a lap blanket!