Only in knitting does this math make sense.
I had this one skein of yarn, so I was trying to get rid of it. Knit something up and decided it needed a border. So I went to the store, bought another skein in a different color. So now 1-1=2. On a whim, I weighed the blanket and found that the blanket weighed less than the new skein of yarn I had bought. (Things like this happen when yarn sits in your stash with no label for years.)
I was prepared for a big deep border, but now, the border would be bigger than the blanket, and that just wouldn’t be cool.
So I found a new pattern, which, surprise, surprise, meant I needed yet another skein of yarn. So now 1-1+1+1=3. Acres of garter stitch later, all the yarn was used up (almost to the last gram) and I’m really happy with the results.
Isn’t it pretty?
It’s a nine patch knitted “quilt.” It had the double benefit of using up the yarn and meaning I got to knit a quilt pattern, something I’ve wanted to do for a while. Which makes me sound like such a cool person to hang out with!
Now, internets, for the results of your vote on Tutu, the ballerina monster.
Only arms and make them orange 10%
Only arms and make them multi colored 8%
Both arms and legs and make them orange 22%
Both arms and legs and make them multi colored 2%
Limbs and make them pink. Even if it does mean buying more yarn. 0%
She’s perfect jus the way she is! 57%
However, my husband argued his point that his vote should could for 25% than the anonymous internets and he cast his vote for arms only in orange.
So I obliged.
Or something like that 🙂
Someone’s a fan
With the leftover yarn (to avoid another 1-1=3 situation) I made a stay put bib. Whoever thought velcro on a bib was a good idea clearly never met a one year old.
Also up this weekend, a little bit of home decorating
With a very industrious helper
I’ll hold it steady Daddy, I promise
Or maybe not
Wasn’t I doing it right?
Pretty sure that’s not proper safety