Gigantic Blankie & Tetris Scarf

I have been a bit short of time recently so progress on the Gigantic Blankie and Tetris Scarf has been a bit slow! Last week I was at the World Travel Market, we were puppy-sitting this weekend, and this week I am doing a course to learn more about some software I use at work. I have been doing a bit of work on the Tetris Scarf, and it has now been suitably long enough since I blogged about the Gigantic Blankie that I think perhaps it is time for another post about it.

Tetris Scarf

As we all know, JS is getting his wish on this scarf, and I’m not doing it in funky colours. I am loving it, the yarn is incredibly gorgeous, I’m loving intarsia and I am really enjoying the speed with which it is knitting up. It’s only 25 stitches across at the moment (I will be extending it) so it goes very quickly.

Two thirds knitted...sort of, still need to figure out how to stop it curling.
Two thirds knitted…sort of, still need to figure out how to stop it curling.

The best thing definitely has to be the excuse I get. Whenever JS complains that I’m knitting too much (when we are watching a film, when I’m meant to be cooking dinner, when I’m meant to be going to bed….) I can just say “Do you want your scarf to be done soon? Huh?!” It’s amazing.

The tetris scarf is languishing in a new knitting bag :)
The tetris scarf is languishing in a new knitting bag :)

I might knit for him more often.

Gigantic Blankie

I really haven’t worked much on the Gigantic Blankie as I have been working full steam ahead on the scarf. There is a bit more funky fur in there, and I have also bought some new needles to make it a bit easier on my wrists as I *love* this design and will be doing more. These are Addi, and I bought them from Loop.

Gigantic Blankie and some new needles.
Gigantic Blankie and some new needles.

I wanted circular needles because the blanket can rest in my lap while only the active stitches are actually weighing on my hands. It’s a lot less tiring!

We are nearly too full to fit the Gigantic Blankie in the basket.
We are nearly too full to fit the Gigantic Blankie in the basket.

That’s it from me for now. Friday is the last day for the Knitted Cats and Kittens giveaway, so get your entries in!

Much love,

Corrie xx WIP Wednesday's with Tami's Amis

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7 Responses to Gigantic Blankie & Tetris Scarf

  1. Heather says:

    I love that tetris scarf! The colors are so pretty! And a gigantic blankie sounds perfect right about now…it is so cold in my house! And it sounds like it could work double duty, keeping you warm as you knit :-)

  2. Looking great. I must start my gigantic “something” soon- not sure what it’ll be but I really want to use up some of the crud I’ve accumulated!

  3. Christine N says:

    The yarn you’re using for that blanket is gorgeous. I just looked at your link for it. I can’t believe all those yarns look so great together! Great idea. I’m going to have to do that too one of these days.

  4. Evelyn says:

    that blanket is amazing, what size needles are you using for it?

  5. It’s hard to keep stockinette stitch scarves (or anything flat) from curling. You might try crocheting a border around it when it’s done (if you knit a border, you’d have a heckuva lot of stitches to pick up!)

  6. Regula says:

    I bought a sweater in the thrift store yesterday that I can rip off. It’s made with very very chuncky yarn that looks a lot like yours. Only it’s blue. :-)

  7. Your blanket is looking amazing, you have inspired me to keep all my ball ends in one place, I may cast on one myself someday….

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