Thursday, November 4, 2021

Blanket Update


Phew, one round takes a lot of yarn now! I had to keep weighing the ball on a digital scale to make sure I had enough for another round. I had to keep working out which rounds of the pinky purple I could leave out so that I'd have enough yarn. 

The blanket isn't as big as I'd like it. It doesn't cover the pillows and doesn't hang down the sides at all.  I could buy one more ball in each colour, but then I'm going to have to do the scale dance again. I've decided to carry on in pattern but using only grey. How much grey? I worked out the area I've already crocheted and then the area of another 30 cm all around, put my maths hat on and calculated I need six more balls. I've ordered six more balls. So, I still have a long way to go! 


  1. I'm always amazed at how much yarn is used for blankets. I've greatly reduced my yarn stash, and I stay away from the yarn stores so that I'm not tempted by all the pretty colors!

  2. All-around grey is a good solution - it will frame these beautiful pastels nicely 💛💙💚🧡🤎
    Or the lazy way out would be to use this as a lap afghan 😁

  3. A wonderful exercise in math in real life. I'd like to write this up for my favorite middle school math teacher. Can you refresh my memory how big the balls are and what finished size you're working for?