Finally! It's done! As much as I loved this idea of 10-stitch blanket, after 20+ balls of knitting with unloved yarn, it was getting on my nerves. I knit on it intermittently mostly late night,watching TV. The bag which held the Patons SWS balls seemed like it would bring forth never ending supply, until one day in frustration I checked and there were only 5 balls left. That's when I got a new booster and within a week the blanky was done. Thank God!
There's nothing really wrong with the yarn, except that I don't like knitting with it. I don't want it near my skin, but as blanket it's quite soft and warm. Too bad it's not machine washable. The blanket is also heavy, that might be a good thing, so it stays put better, I think.
This is how it looks on the back side.
pattern: 10-stitch blanket by Frankie Brown (only as free ravelry download)
yarn: Patons SWS, color: natural pink, 20.5 balls (threw away last half ball with satisfaction, with evil grin on my face, as I heard it scream on its way into the garbage bin)
needle: 5mm DP
size: 48 inches x 50 inches (122cm x 127cm)
start-finish: August 22, 2008 - April 16, 2009
The best part about finishing it was, that I already had my next blanket waiting in line. It's the Babette crochet blanket. I'm officially a Babetteier now. Of course looking at all the color changes with all those ends, I opted for the lazy version, and that means I'm going to use Noro Kureyon in several colorways. We'll see how long this blanket will take me, since I like to work with this yarn I expect it to go faster. Last night though, as I encountered the umptiest thick, unspun stretch in the yarn, after a few knots too, I seriously thought why I would buy this yarn. Oh yeah right, it's the colores!
This yarn is a bit frustrating, because after every thick part, there always comes a thread thin part and you just can't start cutting those parts out, because there would not be much yarn left of each ball. This will be my second Noro Kureyon blanket, unfortunately another handwash blanket.