Bee Balm Blanket
Needles: Size 8
Pattern: No pattern. random stripes, all garter stitch
This is some of the yarn my friend’s mother-in-law donated to the cause that is my knitting stash. So many skeins of this! It is great to work with. Rooster, my doggy, has achy bones and needs extra padding in his bed, so I decided to knit up a blanket for him since I didn’t have any better use for this yarn. Turned out to be a great television project, with all the garter stitch. The product is nice and stretchy and keep me warm while I was knitting it.
I named it for the pinkish color of the yarn, which is the same pink of Bee Balm, a wildflower I saw a lot last summer in South Dakota.
After getting it started, I contemplated giving it as a wedding gift to a friend who’s getting married soon. After weaving in some of the ends, I decided against it. With all the thick stripes, there so many ends that I can tell will not stay woven in for long. I didn’t want to give a gift blanket with ends that will hang out all over the place. It’s a better dog blanket. Rooster doesn’t care about ends. And, since it turned out to be a dog blanket, I decided to bind off even though I have a half skein of each color left. I’m just tired of knitting on it, and it’s big enough. And I need the needles for another project.