It would seem the baby blanket is the boss of me. I didn’t like how the ends were done on the stripe sequence and that meant starting over. But I think it’s because the knit goddess was smiling at me – I know, I didn’t even know she could smile let alone send one my way.
The baby blanket is being made for a friend’s niece and she wanted the colors to match the baby’s room. Did I show you the baby’s room? It’s a boy. That’s coca, light brown, blue, sage green and white. I have a blue that looks to be a fairly good match and the cocoa and taupe and the sage green, I thought I had sage green in the stash but I couldn’t find it. I did find a lighter sage green but it wasn’t quite the same but I going with ti.
When I decided last night I needed to start over, I did the stripe but stopped short at the green. Not because I was going to get a darker sage but because it was almost 2 and I needed to go to bed. This morning when I came into the office and decided to continue with the slow but effective decluttering, I pulled open a small box that had been sitting there for weeks and inside I found a pair of scissors I had not seen in months and an almost full skein of sage green yarn.
I wanted to have the blanket in the mail tomorrow though the ship date isn’t for two weeks. The entire blanket is 90 rows and I think I have four of them done. I may not make it so I have the gift notification card ready to go so that will reach them by the date of the shower. It’s going to be sent anyway because even if I get it in the mail tomorrow there’s no guarantee it will make it in time and I want there to be something there in time for the shower.
In other news, the cowl seems to be taking the inevitable with great class. I am working on it this morning and it’s not dropping stitches or splitting yarn or doing other things yarns can do when they are temperamental or heartbroken. I can even see the progress in the end of skein. I was thinking it would be over by now so I am going to continue working on it until it is done so I can block it out on a big cushy towel,
I finished the last row and will start the bind off because it’s not simple knit two pass a stitch over. Unstretched it is more than 24 inches – about 26 so it’s ready to be done. So I am off to YouTube to look at the video that will show me how to bind off.
It’s finished and seamed and definitely needs to be blocked. I have the towel and pins ready and I am going to lay it out and block it. A full immersion blocking – none of that spritz it with water. I intend for this to be longer and flatter. Perhaps new pics of it when it’s dried.