Is it summer yet?

It’s starting to feel like summer again here in Los Angeles. We had about two weeks of rain and cold weather, but now we’re back with highs in the 80s and I couldn’t be happier. I know complaining about two weeks of coldish temperatures sounds pretty ridiculous to anyone who doesn’t live in Southern California, but half the reason I live here is because the weather is awesome. I put up with terrible traffic, high rent, and smog so I can have 80 degree days in January. Give/take. Deal with it. 🙂

I’m also very happy to report that my video of how to knit a giganto-blanket now has over 20,000 views on YouTube. Amazing! I’m so tickled that this project has been such a hit!

What I’m not so happy about is my most recent giganto-knitting project:

I’m trying to knit a bathmat on broomsticks using 10 strands of Sugar N Cream held together… it’s not working out so well. I should probably plan what I’m doing before casting on to my broomsticks.

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  • Erin N. says:

    I think it looks great! What sort of issues are you having?

    • Laura says:

      Meh… I was trying to do a mosaic pattern with the two columns, but it was really poorly planned so it just looks like columns. I think I’m going to rip out and do it in garter stitch and just stripe it… what do you think?

  • Claire says:

    i like the columns, but stripes in a garter would look just as cool!

  • Rosie says:

    Hi, Laura!
    I just joined Pinterest and one of the first things to catch my eye was your giganto-blanket, which lead me here to your blog. I have to say this looks like a new favorite! Love your designs.

  • Lacey says:

    Did you finish this? I came across it and also love the idea- and would love to see the finished product if you have one.

    • Laura says:

      Hah, no. It looked terrible so I frogged it! I couldn’t figure out a proper stitch for the 2 colors at that gauge, so I gave up 🙂

      • Lacey says:

        oh no! I was all psyched up to try this, now maybe not! How did you get 10 strands of yarn to stay together enough to knit without them getting unruly?

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