I feel like a crazy woman that has been living in the woods. Well, it's time to leave the trees & walk into the shiny city below. I needed to completely decompress after the holidays. Even trying to put together a post is difficult & I've got things to show. The holidays were good to us, but they were also exhausting. Tuck got another ear infection the week of Christmas & then had flu like symptom on New Year's Eve. There's been lots of carrying & a bunch of filthy diapers. I think he's back to normal, so it's about time that I return to normal.
Let's look at the first FO of 2009.
I love knitting blankets. I think that it's in my genes. I can remember my parents' house so cold that you could see you breathe. "Put a blanket on," mom would say. At our maternal grandparents' house, they would hang big wool quilts in the doorways to lock in the heat. I just think that it's important to have something that keeps you wrapped in warmth. The knitter in me loves making blankets because there's never a fit issue. I never have to make a swatch. And I get to play with color. And while I knit the blanket, I start thinking about what the baby will look like. Or how the parents will react to the first time they get peed on. You know the normal baby stuff.
I started this blanket for a friend. I'm a cautious person. But I let my excitement get the best of me & started it as soon as she called with the news. They had been trying for the past year & I was ready to make her second baby blanket. Soon after, she called with horrible news. I kept knitting the blanket. Should I give it to her when she does have a second baby? Would that be improper? I just kept knitting. The same time that she called, we also found out that another friend was pregnant. I still wasn't sure what to do with the blanket when I bound off the final stitch. The blanket was for another babe. I now realize I get really attached to my knits. I showed SK & he said, "You have to give that to XYZ! They'll love it." And I'm pretty sure that they will.
This was a easy pattern with an obvious flaw. With every round, knitting gets longer & longer. The final triangles took 2 hours to complete. That's 4 hours of knitting one round. I love a huge blanket! Even for the littlest of beings, I want a huge blanket! But this blanket kicked my ass. I could not bring myself to knit one more round on this blanket. The final blanket measures 37 X 37. Should be okay for a baby.
Curve of Pursuit
Needles: Denise Needles 7
Yarn: 3 balls of each Wool-Ease color.
Extra info: The 52 inch cable was necessary for this project! Short-row by wrap & turn, not how they describe in the pattern. It's a cleaner finish.
Oh, I got more FO. I've been knitting for sanity, People! I'll post as soon as I can get pictures. This one was hard enough. We're full of ice & no sun.