Friday, September 11, 2009

More blankets

Thanks for all your encouragement to keep going on blanket #1.  In the process I started blanket #2 (I needed something that felt faster)  It will be done in no time!
This picture is a day or two old and now I have less than 3 rows on the border left!  So hopefully this weekend it will be done.  This has been a fun project (and it has nice little scallops on the border that I find really sweet, can't wait to finish and show you those) and it is nice having some natural "guide posts."  When you get the center done....I feel like I've made tons of progress, then just the border.  Then I know I only have 12 more rounds to go vs my current knitting pattern.....go until 36 inches then you are done.  Maybe that is why I like knitting socks?  Do the leg...yeah....heel....yeah...gusset....yeah...foot....yeah....toes (or reverse) but those little achievements motivate me.  I always think I can do the next little step.

8 comments:

Stacy said...

Oh, I like it!

Judy S. said...

Fabulous, Leah! What a lovely pattern! And you're right, little stuff is so much easier to finish; that's why I like to knit for the GK...

bostonblacksheep said...

What a beautiful blanket! Absolutely gorgeous. Hmmmm. I think I will cast one on myself. =)

Bea said...

Love this. Is it crochet? Sort of looks like it and I don't see a needle.

bostonblacksheep said...

I have to catch up on your blog. In the meantime, would you mind sharing where you got this lovely pattern? Is it in a book? Online? I would *love* to make these for my pregnant friends.

Keowdie said...

I'm the same way! My current blanket (the OpArt baby blanket) is making me insane! It's round & round & round... I'm beginning to think it will never end.

I love the natural benchmarks in knitting socks. It makes it easier to see your progress & "chunk it out."

Blnket #2 is looking great! I can't wait to see it when it's done.

Robin said...

It's lovely. Such an intricate design ... it has a "vintage" look. I understand your feeling about long projects (as I continue to sew on the never-ending quilt.)

Wool Winder said...

This is a cute blanket!