First, She bought six pounds of unspun wool roving, then She went to the hardware store and bought broomsticks to act as knitting needles. When the broomsticks were too small, She went back and bought 1.5″ diameter PVC pipe. She turned each five-foot length of pipe into “knitting needles” by adding duct-tape tips, and just started knitting. A few hours later, I had my Giganto-Blanket.
When She posted a video of myself knitting the blanket, She was suddenly getting a lot of requests for the pattern. So I wrote up the Giganto-Blanket pattern and put it up online, and now I even sell the finished blankets on Etsy.
Really, you can’t imagine how soft it is.
Neither the cat nor the spinning wheel is required for making the blanket, but they sure to do look cute sitting there.
It turns out knitting on broomsticks wasn’t good enough. She had to go bigger!
Free People decided to call it the “Big Sky Blanket” – they sold out almost immediately.
It turns out the blanket is her cats’ favorite place to sleep.