WIP Conundrum

Okay, so I have a problem.  I kinda know what I want to do but your input would be nice.   It’s my mood blanket.  The thing is gargantuan now.  What’s even crazier, it’s that I’m a few weeks  😳 behind.  No excuses but you know … I’ve been having some life curve balls.  I want to be fully caught up by the end of this month so I decided to measure it according to the size of my bed.  Errrr … lemme show you my problem …

Mood Blanket 2014

It’s not much further on from the last time you saw it in February but that right there is my problem.  I’m eight weeks behind and the square is almost off the sides of my bed.  If I add another 32 rounds to this it definitely will be.  In the long term, we have 38 more weeks in the year.  If I multiply 38 * 4, I get an additional 152 rounds on this blanket.  Which means that it would be trailing on the floor around my bed as opposed to being the comfy blanket / spread I envisioned if I keep making it in it’s current style.  In other words — it’ll be toooooooo big.   Too big to be practical and too big to even wash in the largest washing machine in my building’s laundry room.  So what’s a girl to do?  I kinda know already what I want to do, but I need your help.


*cue music and insert poll*

Obviously, the last option is a joke … but the other three are viable ones.

Like I said, I kinda know what I want to do but it’ll mean so very much to me if you can help me out.  I think I set the poll to allow comments so feel free to offer up other suggestions if you think of any.

In other news, my Flax sweater.  Oh dear God in Heaven!  When I’m done this sweater, I’ll be wearing it!  Even if it’s summer.  The swatching is adding grey hairs to my head and I just can’t!  😀   So what had happened was … I swatched this thing … again … for the third time.   This time I went down a needle size.  And guess what?  The unblocked gauge is off by gazillions.  Okay … slight exaggeration … but my unblocked swatch is 17.5 stitches, 26 rows over 4 inches instead of 18 stitches, 22 rows over 4 inches.  I’m just waiting on the swatch to dry to see what kind of mods to make.   Sweater making divas, I need you when I come back with that blocked swatch okay?  Please and thank you.  😛

To cheer myself up … no, that’s a lie.  Because of my love for all colours bright and beautiful, I succumbed (I was weak Opal  😀 ) to magnificence of Knitpicks Stroll Neon sock yarn.  Yes … I did.  I got these:

Neon Gems

I picked myself up some eye searing neon.  Now I’m off to pick up where I left off with socks since I frogged this one:

First Sock

Yep.  I’m off to grab those 9 inch needles and finally finish my first pair of socks in screaming neon blue — aka  Razzleberry!   I feel some subway knitting coming on.

That’s all folks!  Nothing else to see yet!  😛  I look forward to your responses re my blanket.

Toodles.  Hope you’re having a crafty good Spring.  😀

19 thoughts on “WIP Conundrum

  1. Preeti April 22, 2014 / 12:52 pm

    Conundrum is right! I think you should keep going until you get it to the size you want and then quit. I like the white rows breaking up the color 🙂 Love me some neon socks, those are hot!!

    • Nicky April 22, 2014 / 1:55 pm

      I’m going to “reveal” the decision tomorrow and I’m doing some vanilla socks in neon right now! 😀

  2. Andi April 19, 2014 / 1:13 pm

    I am having a serious crush on all those bright socks yarns!!!
    I voted. Hope our input helps. XO

    • Nicky April 19, 2014 / 4:58 pm

      I’m really holding myself back from getting more; I love them so much!

      Thanks for voting. I think majority rules at this point. Makes it better that I feel the same way.

  3. Elisa April 16, 2014 / 5:53 pm

    I’m conflicteeeed!! ‘Cause if you go on it’ll be too big… I like the white between the moods (it’s both a visual and an emotional cleanser)……. and I like the huge granny square as opposed to small ones. So, I propose something new…. how about two blankets???? Hear me out… one for Winter/Spring, the other for Summer/Autumn. The 2nd one could have brown or orange as the separator.. or cream… I don’t know. I’m not much help there, am I??

    However, as soon as you’re ready to start the sweater, pop on over to the Sweater-along post and let us know. I can definitely help you there!

    • Nicky April 18, 2014 / 6:47 pm

      Girl … are you trying to kill me?!!! Two of these blankets? And here I was thinking you actually liked me. LOLOL!

      As for the sweater, it’s really working my nerves now that I haven’t started. That swatch should be ready by later this weekend.

      • Elisa (elisadallomo) April 20, 2014 / 11:10 pm

        Hey, listen, this one is almost done anyway! Trust me… I crocheted a blanket for my bed, too… you actually miss working on it when it’s done! :p

        • Nicky April 21, 2014 / 8:04 am

          LOLOL! I’m sure I’ll miss it but I’m not doing two. 😛

          • Elisa April 21, 2014 / 2:54 pm

            Hahahahaha… well….. then I dunno what to tell you. 😛 😛

  4. Tracey April 16, 2014 / 4:59 pm

    I agree with Robin and I think it is looking fantastic, just stop when it’s the size you want.
    I love your sock yarn and that neon pink is so pretty!

    • Nicky April 18, 2014 / 6:45 pm

      You all convinced me. I’m going to continue as you suggest. 😀

  5. Opal April 16, 2014 / 10:08 am

    I think it looks lovely. I think you could add a lovely border, keep it for yourself, or gift it to someone. If you set it aside as a Christmas present that’s one less thing you’d have to craft. You could always make another mood blanket.

    I’m leaving this topic if I keep looking at it, I’ll convince myself to make one for myself! No… too much crafts on my plate I don’t need another WIP! Oh, perhaps I could make a quilt instead? wanders off mumbling about other peoples WIPS being contagious.

    • Nicky April 18, 2014 / 6:45 pm

      LOLOL! I’m sorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry! Didn’t mean to shake up your WIP bug. As soon as I’m done replying to these posts, I’m about to get down and dirty with my WIP list. Time is going and I need to make some tracks.

      This blanket is all mine. It’ll be my Christmas gift to myself. 😀

  6. Robin April 16, 2014 / 8:04 am

    It looks terrific! I think if you add the remaining colors without the white, it’ll make a sort of border that will look great:)

    • Nicky April 18, 2014 / 6:43 pm

      Thanks Robin. Your idea got the most poll votes so that’s what I’m going with. I can’t wait to add some more rounds this weekend. 😀

  7. QuaintrelleNoire April 16, 2014 / 6:32 am

    I think you could do one of two things. Either keep what you have as the center square and make smaller squares to surround it to represent the rest of the months of the year.

    Or if you’re willing to start from scratch again, make smaller squares to represent each month & then graft them together at the end.

    • Nicky April 18, 2014 / 6:42 pm

      I thought about doing what you suggested. That was my first idea but I decided with the majority.

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