This winter, I put alot of focus on knitting. Just before I moved at the end of 2015, I found two balls of this Bernat yarn on clearance, so I bought them with no plan whatsoever what I would do with them. I fell in love with the variegated earth tones in brick red, chocolate, cream, and blue, and this yarn is fluffy and spongy and just downright cuddly.
|Bernat Blanket Yarn--Sailor's Delight|
This past winter, I discovered this pattern of colors is still available. Bought 2 more balls at Michael's. And I started knitting a blanket.
Let me state that I hate large knitting projects. I almost never knit anything larger than a sock or a pair of gloves or a scarf or a hat. I just don't.
But this yarn called me. And I started knitting a blanket. I don't know. Temporary insanity perhaps.
I started with 100 stitches on a circular needle. I figure I'll make it in sections and then stitch them together. That way I won't get discouraged with trying to maneuver a big, old clumsy afghan around in my chair. I so I started on the biggest knitting project I've ever done. And the more I worked on it, the more I loved it. It's so spongey. And warm. And cuddly.
So I bought another 4 balls of yarn on Amazon. Because I wanted it to be a BIG blanket. Permanent insanity. I have no idea what possessed me.
But here it is. Judge for yourself. Is it worth it?