In the past few months, I've been knitting more and more. I tend to knit more once it gets colder out because it's warm and comforting. My mom just taught me how to knit a different kind stitch (is it called a stitch?), so I've been more interested in knitting lately since I can make cooler things.
But I didn't stop at that. A new stitch is cool, yes, but it takes a lot of time, especially when you have a tight stitch. So I though of a different way of accelerating the process, while still getting an awesome result! I went out an bought 3foot dowels, which I sanded down the ends of to make them pointy. I then bought loads and loads of wool (10 of them actually) and got to work.
I wasn't quite sure what my project would be at first, but seeing as the needles are so incredibly big, and get heavier the more I knit, I decided to make a throw! I'm using a simple jersey knit pattern, mixing 6 yarns of dark brown, light brown and on thick green.
I'm now almost done and will post an updated picture soon! I'm quickly running out of wool but I think it will be plenty big to keep both Brendan and I warm on the couch.
Looking back at it now, I really wish I had done two things: one, alternate between jersey stitch and regular to create a nice pattern on both sides. Right now it's almost one sided. And two, different colors. I know I always fall back to greys, and this time I wanted to venture out and bought green to match the bench I made earlier this year... but the more I look at it, the more I wish it just blended in nicely with the rest of the living room. Maybe I'll make another and give this one to someone. Yarn is expensive though... we'll see!