Welcome back to campus everyone! We hop you enjoyed your Spring Break and had some time to relax. Congratulations to those who have been elected into officer positions for next year! Your new officers are Ashlee DiDomenico as President, Kelsey Kayton as Vice President, Peri Walker as Business Manager, Josie Manns as Events Coordinator, and Ashley Divens as Social Media Coordinator. Also a big thank you to everyone who ran for an officer position; we couldn't keep this club going without all of you!
Our Project Spotlight for this week focuses on our current Vice President, Anna Owen:
This winter break I decided that I wanted to attempt to make something substantial for myself for the first time. I’ve already made quick blankets out of Bernat blanket yarn but that only took a few hours and the chevron blanket I started freshmen year is going nowhere fast. I wanted to do something granny-square like so that I could take the individual pieces with me to class and club meetings. My mother suggested a Log Cabin style blanket, which has many variations and can create some unique patterns. Typically, these patterns start with a small granny-square like patch and then you add to each side with different colors (not working in the round like a typical granny-square). Specifically, I chose a free Red Heart pattern for an Autumn Log Cabin Throw and changed the colors to hues of blue, brown, and red in hopes of creating an almost nautical theme.
Pictured is one of my completed squares (in my colors) and also the complete blanket layout (in the colors red heart suggests). So far, I have 1 complete square with all the colors and I have 35 more that are completed up to the 4th section (the off white). Each square itself gets a border and then I will sew the squares together using a pseudo-mattress stitch (it makes it so you cannot see the connecting strands). The complete blanket will then get a few rounds of border to finish. All in all it cost $70 for all the yarn (I think I will have quite a bit extra) and it will be 6 foot by 6 foot.
Kayla is Pitt Knit's social media coordinator. In addition to the blog, Kayla runs Pitt Knit's facebook, twitter and instagram accounts. She is a senior at Pitt, and is majoring in history and political science and minoring in economics. She has been knitting for 13 years and crocheting for one year!