Garter Spectrum Stripe Blanket CATCH UP!

Since I last updated my garter stripe blanket progress, well… I’ve made a lot of progress. (Picture heavy ahead!)

I got busy working on the second repeat of the spectrum…

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I took the blanket with me on the bus, and to work…

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But then it got a bit unwieldy. So I worked on it at home…

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And then! I got to the second True Blue stripe! This one felt extra special, because I got to use both the last bits of my own leftover True Blue, and some in the same colourway sent to me by my extremely kind friend Amber :)

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Then… a calamity. I ran out of navy yarn just three rows away from the end of the stripe.

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So, I wove in ends for a while, to keep busy until I could pick up more navy yarn.

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LUCKILY, the navy yarn is Berroco Vintage, easily acquired at one of my local yarn stores. Thank goodness it wasn’t a rare hand dye!

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Before I picked up more navy, I also started thinking more seriously about the edging for the blanket. I’m going to use some natural, undyed Juniper Moon Farm 100% cormo wool yarn that I happen to have… so I wound that up.

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It smells aaaaahmaaaaaazing, feels wonderful and lanoliney, and is going to make an amazing edging.

Next time I update, I should be showing you the finished spectrum-ey portion, and be all ready to start the border bits :D

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Guess what? Green is my favourite.

So, I’ve been going like gangbusters on my garter stripe spectrum blanket. Even though it’s starting to get big, I’m still stubbornly pulling it out to knit on the bus and hauling it around with me to squeeze in a few stitches any time I can. Obsessed is not too strong of a word to describe my relationship with the blanket-in-progress at the moment :)

I’m actually a few stripes past what you can see in these photos, but for now, I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.

 Ojai to Emerald

Ojai to Emerald

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Seriously, greens are best.

It's starting to look rainbowey!

True Blue is Next!