Eric’s Blanket pt. 1



If you’re not a subscriber to my Knitting All the Blankets YouTube Channel, then you’ve missed out on the saga that was Eric’s Blanket.

Last March (2017), my little brother bought a house, and I had this overwhelming desire to make him a blanket.

My goal was to give it to him as a Christmas present. I can tell you right now, that didn’t happen.

Eric chose the colors: green, black, red, blue, orange, and silver. Well, all the silver yarn we looked at were too grey for him, so grey became white.

I did the calculations, and figured to cover his queen size been, I’d need to knit 324 squares measuring 5 inches square.

6 colors of year, 54 squares of each color, 324 total.

I used all Red Heart acrylic yarn, so my brother wouldn’t have to worry about special washing instructions.

The pattern I used was a modified Grandma’s Favorite washcloth pattern. I increased to 25 stitches instead of the 45 stitches the pattern calls for.

Me holding up the final knitted square, with a celebratory drink in my hand.

I started knitting the squares March 2017, and finished the final square January 26, 2018. That’s just knitting the squares! I still had to put the thing together!!!

Here are the pictures of the piles of knitted squares in their respective piles:

It was a long process to get all these squares knitted. My projects page on Ravelry has all the information, if you’re interested.

This is the end of this post. Stay tuned for Part 2 where I finish the blanket and present it to him.

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Spring Break Weekly Planner Set Up

My planner set up for Spring Break (and any non-travel vacation time) doesn’t differ very much from my standard weekly set up.

The only different is work items are absent and more house and side hustle items fill my day. For me, that’s what my vacation time is: time to complete larger house and side hustle projects that take longer than a weekend.

For those who use a planner, when you have time off, like non-travel vacation time, do you use your planner at all or do you take each day as it comes?

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