Earlier this week I sent off three squares to Christine`who is making two blue blankets. One for her brother who is suffering from a brain tumor and another for Vickie's brother Mike who was in a horrible car accident. Check out the gallery of squares here.
They are knit of Debbie Bliss alpaca silk in color 04. I added in color 14 which is a rich chocolate brown (not that you can tell from this photo) when I decided the plain blue square was boring. I fell in love with these squares and now I want to make a throw in this color combination although it wouldn't match anything in my house and will cost quite a bit unless I could procure the yarn on sale. I may have to do a search.
hmm, it is $6.29 at Wool Needleworks but at almost a ball per 8x8 square. Let's see with 4 squares by 6 squares that would be a 32" by 48" lap blanket without a border and would cost $150. A bit dear for something that doesn't match the decor. I do have two more balls of the blue and could likely churn out 3 squares. Maybe I will just buy a ball or two more and make a pillow. I will check Hancock fabrics to see what size the pillow forms are when I go to Sock Sunday. (My dear friend Sue [blogless] wanted to learn to make socks so we started meeting on Sunday mornings at Panera for knitting and breakfast).
Well, I think I will go listen to a little book on CD and do some seaming as I ordered some possible ribbons for my Salt Peanuts (scroll down) and still have one side and one sleeve seam to go, plus about a dozen ends to weave in. I am procrastinating frogging the yoke on the Olympic sweater to start it over which will be my next project for this evening.