Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Rules

This is the most recent picture of the blanket. It's actually grown since it was taken.

  1. There are no hard and fast rules for the scrapbook blanket.

  2. The blanket is only to be worked on when the mood hits, and there are no deadlines or timetables. (In other words, it is not to be forced!)

  3. Collect as many scrap yarns from friends as possible.

  4. Each and every person who contributes to the blanket is to be acknowledged in the blog.

  5. New yarns jump to the front of the line and are immediately added into the blanket.

  6. Attempt to work through each yarn in the basket once before reusing a yarn. (This is admittedly becoming more difficult as the number of different yarns grows.)

  7. Use every color available/given except for white and black.

  8. Be open to using white and black if the mood hits.

  9. Color placement is to be as random as possible.

  10. Larger squares are also to be as random as possible

  11. When I find myself fussing a bit too much over color placement and/or the placement of the larger squares, it's time to put the blanket away for a while.

  12. The process of knitting this blanket is to be savoured...as are the memories and friends present in each and every square.

  13. By its nature, this is a slow project, and that slowness is a gift to be enjoyed and appreciated.


DeeDee said...

Very zen! It's going to be beautiful!

Bonnie said...

Wonderful project. I think your approach to it is perfect!

A Day That is Dessert said...

I love everything about the sound of this!