Wednesday, 1 April 2009

I should have known

Sigh....there is a lot of effort going into this. Probably much more then she'll ever realize, but it was inevitable. Once the blanket started to take shape she saw the possibility and potential of this thing. She became enamored and declared the blanket hers. I don't blame her though, if I were my teen, I'd probably do the same.

On the recommendation of Taph, I've decided not to publicly beg for leftovers of sock yarn. However being the ....ahem....the collector.....of sock yarn that I am, I'll never lack materials for this blanket. When you have your own stash that you are trying to control there is no need to add to the chaos with the help of other. I am doing a good job of it all on my own.

As with many mother/daughter relationships we have discovered that we are at an impasse in our opinion of the construction of this blanket. I see a great sock yarn and think about the wonderful socks. She sees the same yarn and wants it to go immediately into the blanket. She not quite there yet on the concept of leftovers yet...that....and patience. Since I am the one knitting this project, she has realized that she must resign herself to waiting for the finished product for however long it takes. It's a life lesson that she's not too thrilled about.

So without further ado, here is an update of my mitered square, leftover sock yarn blanket.

Until next time
Yours in Yarn,
The Fibreholic


Kathy said...

Oooooohh, pretty. And I can totally see a teen wanting to claim it as her very own. If Daughter saw it she would probably want it too.

Tell teen that if she wants it to go faster, she can start knitting socks too. Using her own stash, of course.

Nancy said...

I can see why she is anxious to see the finish. It is going to be so pretty. You have the best sock yarn. I never knew anyone who loved making socks so much.
Have fun with this great project.

MadMad said...

I have a friend who is making one out of all the sock yarns she's ever used (as a sort of memory/memento type thing). So she won't even accept other people's left overs. It's going to take her awhile...

Taphophile said...

That's a lovely, lovely blankie. And given all your sock yarn, it's gonna be HUGE!