I now realize I may have an abnormal fixation with knitted blankets. I've started another blanket. This one is going to be a log cabin style throw using Socks That Rock heavy weight from blue Moon Fiber Arts. I've seen several different versions of these crop up in blog land and I decided I wanted to knit one for myself.
The biggest decision I figured would be choosing the colors I wanted to use. As you might guess from seeing a lot of the things I knit and a lot of the yarn I buy, I like a lot of color. I think a blanket is the perfect place to use colors you like but may be a little too obnoxious for everyday garments.
I generally use a blanket to curl up with when I'm cold or not feeling well. I figure that is a perfect time for a little shot of color. So I picked three colors of Socks that Rock in the heavy weight variety to use for my blanket. Starting with the center square, I'm using the Lemongrass color, then moving on the Knitty Rocks (pink, red, and green), and Thistle (purple, blue, and green).
I'm sure these colors aren't' for everyone, but it is only a blanket. I really like the colors, but I have this thought in my mind of someone seeing it years from now and wondering what in the hell was I thinking when I picked these colors. Just like when you see some of those awful color choices people made in the 70's. At worst it can always be stored in a closet when it isn't being used. But for now, I am happy knitting with the colors.
I have two skeins of each color and the plan is to continue knitting around in one big log cabin square until the yarn runs out. I don't know if you can tell from what is already knit, but I'm placing the colors so they swirl around the blanket. I'm not planning on speeding through this project; I think it might take awhile. I plan to keep it next to my TV chair for when I need some mindless garter stitch knitting.