The Knitting Sailor


Just keep knitting…..
July 30, 2013, 7:57 am
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The baby blanket continues.  I can’t tell you how long this is taking, it is occupying my every waking moment.  And i have made myself promise not to go near the bag of lovelyness from Woolfest until its finished.

Currently it looks like this and I think this ball of wool will finish it…..

Giant Baby Blanket

Giant Baby Blanket

My husband has started helpfully calling it the toddler blanket, and suggested that by the time it is finished it may even be the teenage blanket.

But this aside I am really pleased with how it’s coming out – the lace pattern is actually super easy and I think when blocked will look really special.

Gull Lace

Gull Lace

In hindsight I think the stripes on top of the lace may be a little overkill, but then, when can too many stripes be a bad thing really….

 



Could you not have given me another six months?
July 6, 2013, 6:10 am
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My friend has just had a baby.
Now this is a beautiful and joyous thing – so much so I promised to knit a blanket – you know – something they could use forever and would be really special. Yeah right.

That was six months. I have essentially spent this time looking at millions of patterns and suffering from knitters block.

I looked at this

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Link to pattern here

This was in contention for a while

i know - SOOOOO grown up.

Link to pattern here

And I eventually decided to do this.
It looks really exciting!  And flower-like!


Link to pattern here

I also decided to knit it in purple acrylic. That’s right ACRYLIC. I think I may have been drinking at this point. It made total sense, it would be pretty much indestructible and I could knit it in purple.

One petal in I realised that this was the ugliest thing I had ever knit. I contemplated keeping going – after all it might look better if there was more of it (yes because a big pile of crap always looks better than a small pile of crap). But eventually I just left it in a discarded heap and glowered at it from across the room.

Literally. WHAT.  WAS.  I. DRINKING.

Said child has now been born. I haven’t got a blanket to give her. So in desperation I have started to knit this.

Lace.  In stripy wool.  Not sure its a winning combination....

In proper wool. It says ‘baby’ on the label however, so hopefully it will be vomit proof.

Only one problem.
So far it just looks like a scarf.

Its a marvel of scarf-alike-ness




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