As with most things that I discover I like to do it usually comes accompanied with a exuberant rush of excitement which is then usually followed by another exuberant rush of purchasing all sorts of stuff and or things that I think I need for projects that I think, 'I'll get around too'.
But sometimes, as so often happens, my dreams get caught up with my early skill levels and abilities and, as in this case, I bought heaps of yarn for projects that were either way beyond my, then, 'current' skill levels or just totally over ambitious considering the time they would take to complete. This inevitably led to a massive over purchase of yarn and the problem of what to do with it all.
So with these previous thoughts in mine and a burning desire to use my newly purchased 10mm x 80cm circular knitting needles and a resent discovery of double knitting, which appealed to me no end for some unknown reason, I came up with the brainwave of knitting a blanket all for myself.
And 'Da da', here is the result.
The ugly part!
And now as to why it's called the 'ugly blanket', which I don't think it is at all but in fairness to everybody's democratic right to have and opinion and to voice it even if it is not asked for, my wife would offer her opinion at every opportune time as I picked up my blanket by announcing (notice I didn't solicit an opinion from anyone here at anytime), "God that's an ugly blanket'. (Oh, thanks darling, I love you too). So, in keeping with my passive aggressive personality, rather expressing my deep feelings of disappointment in her opinion towards my most beautiful creation, I chose to name it 'the ugly blanket' out of respect for her democratic right to voice her opinion whether solicited for or not.
Knitted on/with 10mm x 80cm circular needles.
Knitted, finished, done ,finito pt. 1.
Cheers and happy knitting,
- The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.