I washed a panel of the blanket. It went from 50×19″ to 47.5×18″. The weave hardly changed at all. Next I will wash the denser panel and see what happens to it. Meanwhile, I am almost done weaving the fourth panel. Once I know what happens to the denser panel, I can either assemble the blanket or else make a fifth panel and use the dense one as a pillow covering.
I suspect I’m going to be making a fifth panel. Don’t wanna. I am so very sick of making this thing. And I don’t even know what I’m going to do with it. I didn’t expect to have to buy two extra cones of yarn, so it’s turned into a ridiculously expensive blanket — almost $100 of yarn. Maybe I should sell it. I know that right now I don’t ever want to look at the fucking thing again after it’s done. Although perhaps I’ll like it more if I finish it and put it in the back of the closet for a while.
At least my next two projects are a one-panel shawl and some placemats. FFS, I need something easy and quick…
Saturday morning I cast on a cowl with some of my handspun. I’m not sure if I like it or not, but it’s definitely easy and quick. This is the pattern (includes pictures of a finished one). I hope the result looks better than what I’ve got so far.