It is no secret that sock knitting is probably my favorite. That being said, it should be painfully obvious that there are loads of bits of leftover sock yarn lying about...or stuffed unceremoniously into a plastic tub in the basement.
Back to my blankie: no mitered squares and no picking up stitches...solution: something like 300ish (I've forgotten the exact amount and it doesn't really matter as you will soon see) stitches on US2 needles and the ever popular garter stitch. What could go wrong? How about: garter stitch is beyond boring, tiny needles (nothing more need be said about that), eyeballs that are growing older and have trouble with tiny stitches, the pain in the arse that it is to pick up a dropped stitch that you find after several more rows are done, and most importantly that lonnnnnng row of garter stitch does absolutely nothing to highlight the gloriously beautiful sock yarns that I love to purchase.
So, I did what I do best...ripped it out (sort of). Instead, one day (the 4th of July to be exact) I grabbed a hook and began crocheting a granny stripe blanket with the end of the latest yarn bit in use. Two rows in and I was hooked (hahahaha). Why did I not do this in the first place? What was plain and boring stripes of random bits of color in the blanket quickly transformed on the hook into a beautiful colorful metamorphosis of yarn that was perfect.