Tuesday, January 10, 2012

should I dare to?


This is some of my sock yarn leftovers. Recently I've been thinking if I should dare to try a long-term project and start knitting either this or this. My very first quilt that I made some 10 years ago was a leftover quilt and we use it a lot. Too bad it's not really big enough for our family of three. I like the look of the Beekeper's quilt blanket much better, but I'm not convinced this is a pattern for a usable blanket. Somehow it looks more like a bedspread and not something I'd want to cuddle under. Many praise it because it is such a portable project - you can work on it one piece at a time. But to me that's a big minus. I know all those little cushions would be all over the place before I have enough to sew them up. It sounds as if I've made up my mind, doesn't it? But the beekeeeper's quilt is soooo pretty! What do you think?

11 comments:

  1. I'm planning on starting the beekeeper's quilt this year to use up little odds and ends of handspun and sock wool that I have. I think it looks like such a fun pattern, but I can definitely see what you mean about the little puffs going walkabout and the fact that it doesn't look like a super snuggly blanket. Both the patterns you linked are gorgeous, and the sock yarn blanket certainly looks like a lot less fuss!

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  2. I agree, the beekeeper is much much prettier! The first one might be more practical, but I think it's quite ugly. I say go for the beekeeper!

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  3. Yes the beekeeper is gorgeous but I would go absolutely insane piecing all those tiny stuffed hexagons together!
    I think either would be super cozy though.

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  4. I would go with your gut! If you're looking for a practical quilt that you will use, and don't kthink the beekeeper's fits the bill, I would skip it. But maybe, find another design you like better, if the other one doesn't sing to you!

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  5. looking at the projects for the first blanket, with the right colour ways some of them are gorgeous, so I'd look at my yarns and see what I could do with them. I wouldn't waste time (and yarn) knitting something I'm not sure I'd use, even if it is pretty ;)

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  6. Good choice! I also like the Mini mania scarf: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mini-mania-scarf. I'll come back to see what you decide to make!

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  7. Oh I have had my eye on the beekeeper for a while, but I totally see what you mena about it not being a cuddly sort of blankie...Now I am confused!

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  8. man labai graži antroji antklodė :) aš balsuočiau už ją :)

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  9. Ar tu nori, kad tavo koryje spalvos būtų tiksliai simetriškai išdėstytos? Jeigu ne, tada gali kad ir kas savaitę jau numegztus korio langelius susiūti. Tuomet jie nespės išsimėtyti. O galima ir kas vakarą naujus, kai jų bus, susiūti. O šiaip, manau, kad jis bus visai praktiškas, jeigu netyčia nustotų šildyti ar šiaip vėsi diena būtų. Be to, galima jį numegzti didelį didelį ir naudoti vietoj kilimo, kai šeimyna nusprendžia persikraustyti ant grindų pažaisti su mažuoju. Būtų minkšta, šilta.
    P. S. Tikiuosi, kad mintis apie minkštą kilimą labai eretiškai neskamba...

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  10. I feel the same way about the beekeepers quilt (sooo pretty, but is it really useful?), but never really tried it, so I couldn't say for sure. I might go mad having to put all the pieces together, though...
    Just one thing you could consider if you choose the Sock Yarn Blanket: turn it 45 degrees to get even edges (like this one for instance: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/lea67000/sock-yarn-blanket) - it's a matter of taste, though.

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  11. galetu buti niekad nesibaigiantis projektas- numezgi 1 kvadrateli/koriuka, ir prisegi..ir dekis vis ilgeja, ilgeja.. ;)

    o gali pati isvesti rasta- daryk korio formos (sesiakampius) gabalelius, bet nedaryk is ju pagalveliu ir bus toks tarpinis variantas tarp dvieju? grazesnis ir praktiskesnis?

    aisku, cia didziausia mezgeja patarineja.. ;) x

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