Sorry I have not been visiting lately I have a severe case of granny square-itis. I cannot stop making these squares. Actually 25 were made in just 3 days. I am in love with this blanket so far. It reminds me of a quilt made with extra bits of fabric. I am obsessed. I talk to Little Buddy while making a square. I watch TV or read the paper while making a square. I even made a square while Little B was in the tub last night.
My original thought was to have a gray background. When I looked at the Berroco Modern Cotton, bought for this purpose, it just was not right. The yarn is twisted a different way. My old, old Berroco Pure Pima has a distinct shape, it is crisp, not puffy. I have almost run out of my old Berroco stash and the blanket is far from being done. Of course I have had these bits of yarn forever so there is no way to track down more of this discontinued yarn. I did my internet search this morning. I used these bits and bobs to make this flower shawl, way back in 2011.
After some research I think my best bet as a substitute is Plymouth Yarn, Cleo. It is a nice yarn that will make a great background. I ordered the color that looks like sand. With the warmer tones of the orange and yellow I have to go in this direction, gray just won't cut it. I am completely impatient for the new yarn to arrive. I want this blanket done right this second.
Someone is back to his old self again. There are a few coughs here and there, but he is on the mend. He is supporting his Badger aunts and cousins by wearing this shirt today, The badgers beat #1 ranked Villanova yesterday. March Madness continues full force in my house.