Wow is all I have to say.
My goal of knitting a Bobble Throw in a week looks like it’s going to be an easy mark to hit.
What you see here is about twelve square feet of blanket, cranked in an easy weekend of knitting. When the gauge is 2.5 stitches to the inch, and you’re wielding size 13 needles, it’s just not all that hard to end up with a pile of blanket. Rowan Big Wool is ginormous. When have I felt so productive? Never!
The colors here are Mallard and Concrete.
I’m shocked, frankly, at how speedily this goes. My rough calculation indicates that this blanket has about 15,000 stitches in it. A pair of average socks has around 11,000 or so. You can knit a pair of socks or you can knit a blanket: AWESOME.
One ball per stripe, with a bit left over.
At this point, I can imagine making more than one of these. I thought this was going to be my Personal Highlight ProjectTM from MDK Field Guide No. 12: Big Joy, but now I’m feeling another blanket coming on. I may end up with Multiple Personal Highlight Projects.
FOR SCALE, YOU’RE LOOKING AT ABOUT TWO KERMITS OF KNITTING.
Left to do: the border around the edges, then the enbobblement begins. What’s good about adding the bobbles after knitting the background is that you can scheme endlessly as you knit about what exactly your bobble game is going to be. A lot? A few? Multicolor? Subtle? Wacky? I’ve changed my mind twice now.
When I’m knitting a designer’s pattern, I find myself thinking about that person a lot as I make their design. Jen Geigley, I’m thinking about you and your crazy bobbles—I never would have thought of having afterbobbles. I’m so literal about them. I thought a bobble had to be a built-in thing.