Have you ever walked into a store and immediately fallen in love with something and thought to yourself, why should I spend money on this when I can make it? Well, that happened to me this past weekend and that’s what inspired this series!
Home Goods will forever be my weakness, it’s like Target for me, every time I walk in there – I’m walking out spending way more than I should have. Does anyone else have that same problem? Well, every time I’m in there I try to talk myself out of things because where can I store everything? Not my tiny apartment, that’s for sure! While I was browsing through the blankets, I saw this gorgeous dusty pink (my all time favorite color) knitted blanket with tassels. This thing was the softest, squishiest thing I have ever felt. I knew I needed to have that in my life, but not when I saw that $80 price tag – this girl is on a strict budget. So, I had some thinking to do.
On my way home, all I could think about was that blanket! I started thinking that of yarns that we have and immediately thought of Vel-Luxe. It’s super soft, gorgeous colors, and looks beautiful knit up! I decided this was the way to go – in dusty pink of course 😉 I think that a simple garter stitch blanket in Vel-Luxe will be STUNNING! Finish it off with some tassels, and it will be better than the one I saw in the store!
Now came the hard part, I’ve never designed anything before. I always let the pros do that job. They can do all the work and I’ll just follow along with the pattern! Of course, I searched through the Lion Brand website and Ravelry but couldn’t find something that was calling my name. That’s when I decided it’s time for me to design my own pattern!
Of course we couldn’t do this without having yarn! So, grab whatever yarn you have that you want to start designing a gorgeous garter stitch blanket in! Next time, we’re going to be doing swatches and beginning our designing!
I’m super excited to start designing my first ever blanket, and I’m even more excited to bring everyone along with me on this journey! If you are designers or have any designing tips, please let me know in the comments! I would also love to know what yarn you’re using for this!