I have been working on a Happy Scrappy Squares blanket that is inspired by the blanket that Sandra from Cherry Heart is making.
Mine differs a little because I am using a different stitch count, not making the blocks all to the same size and using whatever yarn comes to hand.
I told you yesterday that I am not good at following other peoples patterns!
Sandra is mostly making her blocks square where as mine are rectangular and Sandra is using, I believe, all sock yarn, whereas I am using a mixture of things.
I decided to make this blanket to use up the little tiny bits and pieces of yarn that I have. I am only putting it in the blanket if it meets the following criteria. It is a leftover tapestry wool that I have, or one of a large bag that was given to me, is a teeny tiny scrap leftover from a ball of wool or is wool that has come as a magazine freebie. That means that it really is scrappy!
The idea is that it looks as though it came from the 1970's. Which, I think it does!
My blocks are mostly fairly small because of the fact that I am using really small amounts of yarn. Of course as I work further across it the look will change because the little ends that I will have will be different and there will be less tapestry wools included. That is OK though, it is all part of the look that I want the blanket to have.
The other thing that I love about this is that I plan to only work on this on Sunday and to work only on this on Sunday. So far that plan is having mixed results!!
If you want to see Sandra's blanket go here.