my main(e) squeeze

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Okay.  So this is the blanket that grew from Pittsburgh to Boulder.  I worked on it the entire road trip so that it could join Libby for her next adventures.  Her junior year of college and beyond.  
The finished project is a dream.  A nice heavy blanket.  Durable and pretty much indestructible.  Libby can throw it in the washing machine.  The instructions said to lay flat to dry, but I told her to throw it in the dryer.  I just can't imagine laying this flat to dry as it is heavy when dry.  I can't imagine how heavy it is when wet!
The yarn is super soft consisting of 80% acrylic and 20% alpaca.  Unfortunately, the yarn sheds like CRAZY!  We seriously had fiber flying around the car the entire trip.  It became pretty comical.  The one day I decided to wear black leggings was a big mistake.  Needless to say, I was covered in fiber.
The blanket also becomes very heavy.  So, while having it on your bed is a great thing, knitting on it can turn into a workout!
My main squeeze with her maine squeeze.  

The best thing is that Libby loves it, and I think she will always tie it to the summer we drove her to college.  I promise Libby was wearing clothes. 😌  I just love this photo.  It reminds me of when she was just a baby and I had her wrapped in a blanket.

Project:  Maine squeeze
Yarn:  Buttercream Lux Aplaca Solid, 14 balls or any bulky yarn.
Needle:  US 13

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9 comments

  1. I loved seeing the making of this blanket on your road trip. So many great memories will forever be tied to it.

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    1. thank you isaida! i thinks so, too. ;) xx

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  2. Did you use a pattern? It is lovely.

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    1. hi bonnie! yes! it's called maine squeeze over on ravelry. please let me know if you can't locate it. xx

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  3. As soon as I read your last pod cast on the road, I printed out the blanket, went on line and saw the yarn was very reasonable and ordered it. It is my next project to work on, or until our temperature gets below 70 degrees!!! We had 93 degree weather yesterday. Thank you for sharing and your daughter is simply beautiful.

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    1. yay! i hope you love it, too! xx

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  4. Amazing work!! What a cute pattern! Hope your daughter will have beautiful memories in the new journey.
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  6. Did the yarn stop shedding? Would you choose that yarn again ?

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