Well, lets see how this works the second time…my first post was mysteriously eaten by wordpress. Thank you wordpress.
In case you hadn’t heard, the Steelers won their sixth Superbowl last night, giving them the most superbowl wins for any franchise. The Steelers socks didn’t exactly make it to the game for a couple of reasons. I am using the excuse that it was too warm yesterday to wear knee high socks, but the real reason is that I never finished the second sock. They now live with my other abandoned projects in a scary box in the closet.
I focused instead on the baby blanket this week and there was a certain relief in finally passing it off to Olga to finish and also putting the socks away so that I could focus on other projects. I am so in love with this blanket that I can hardly give it away. I have to remember that it will be loved by my new nephew and that it is alright to simply visit it from time to time. I decided on the polka dots. Thank you to everyone who gave their opinion on the matter 🙂 It was very helpful! I think when you are standing in a fabric store and the pressure of the person behind the counter is strong enough, your ability to make solid decisions goes out the window. I imagine we all experience this at yarn shops as well. I have some serious regrets in my closet from a few shops I have visited across the country. I will post better photos after it is returned with its new backing.
The experience of seaming together squares has inspired me to select a different pattern for the cashmere yarn that I am being shipped every other month from these amazing people. After much debate between the Saffron Cables pattern from the Fall 2006 issue of Interweave and the Tree of Life pattern, I am selecting the tree of life pattern. I have already knitted the saffron cables for a friend and while it is a beautiful blanket, I think that the tree of life is more unique. And I do love lace leaves…and Nicky Epstein.
I have also been inspired to work on a new baby blanket design. I was thinking that it would make a great mystery knitalong. What this means is that I will give you the quantities of yarn you will need, the instructions each week and you will knitalong with me without knowing what the end result will be. Since the blanket that I am thinking of is done in a few different size and shaped pieces, it should make for an interesting knitalong project. Anyone interested? I promise super cuteness!!