Well! We’ve been working on the Pinwheel Blanket by Denise Layman at the Loom Knitter’s Clique. Let me tell you…this pattern ROCKS!!! I just love the way the short rows create a round object! And one of the best part of this pattern is that once you get the rhythm down, you don’t have to worry about counting rows. This is a very good thing, as there are so many, lol! I have increased the pattern to make a lap blanket for me and my family, rather than a baby receiving blanket…needless to say, this makes more work! 😛
But nonetheless~I have progress! This is a pic of what I’ve got done so far on the edging…
I have finished a total of 16 points…with my figuring, I’ll need a total of 40: each of which is 14 rows…this means I’ll need a grand total of 560 rows!!!! Whooooey! Now, you see why I’m excited that I don’t actually have to keep count as I go? All I have to do is count the little points. 🙂
There is one little snag. I went through my entire first skein of Bernat Softee Chunky, and this created exactly 13 points. I only have 2 more skeins, and yes, you’re right…this only adds up to 39 total possible. Uuggghh! Well, maybe I’ll be able to fudge a bit, and get it to stretch around, or I’ll have to purchase (I hope they still have it at the LYS!) another skein just to finish the last point.
Oh, well. I think it’s definitely worth it to get to pull my very first blanket from my UFO basket, to the one labeled “Yep, All Done, Baby!” ~Don’t you?