4.25.2007

So a few weeks ago, on a little shopping/lunch excursion with Stacey, I picked up Mason-Dixon Knitting because I saw the mitered squares blanket and had to have one of my own. I sat on it for awhile, trying to figure out what yarn I wanted to use. Then I started seeing a favorite knitting blogger, january one, start posting pictures of her miter progress...and that was just the kick in the ass I needed to get going on it! (seriously, read her blog - awesome pictures and fabulous writing) I was debating between the Tahki that the book uses and something really cheap. In the end I decided to go with the KnitPicks Shine Worsted. So glad I went with the Knitpicks - nowhere near as many color choices but clearly, I'm pretty indecisive so that's probably a good thing. It's knitting up really nicely - even stitches and really soft. I haven't put the first block of four miters together yet but you get the idea. One down, 1,583,974 to go. Apparently, january one blogger can do a miter in an hour. It takes me more like two but I suspect each will go just a bit faster than the last. I've just finished two sqares (so eight miters) so far but I never intended on this being a fast project. Also, maybe soon (finally!) a pic of a finished sweater (yay!)

Honestly, I've thought of tons of things I keep meaning to blog about but then I just never get around to it. I don't feel a ton of pressure to update this thing regularly (and I don't think I have legions of readers balanced precariously on the edge of their seats waiting for a new entry) but I do enjoy having a regular, safe place to record the mundane details. So, I promise to keep at it but won't make any promises as to frequency. But really, my intentions are good...so we'll see what happens :)

Happy Wednesday, folks :)

13 comments:

  1. Mmmm that knitting looks yummy. I want to see the finished product.
    Hurry. :)

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  2. kristina8:41 AM

    Ooooh, love those colors! So cool! I was wondering about you! Hope you and the family are doing well!! Can't wait to see the finished sweater! ;)

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  3. woohoo...being balanced precariously on the edge of my seat paid off today!!! Hmmm...I totally need one of those blankets:)

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  4. You ARE alive! So glad! love those rocks!

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  5. darn you! that looks so good! of course i've been debating on that blanket for a year. hmmm...
    i have three projects going right now though - isn't that always the story!

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  6. I just knew you would be up to something fabulous!
    And some of us do patiently wait and wait and wait to hear from you!

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  7. You are so nice to knit me a blanket. I tend to get cold. Maybe it is because I am an ice princess... at least I don't pluck my chin hairs while driving down 696.

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  8. Have fun with your miters! BE CAREFUL! ;-)

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  9. This looks so fun! And you actually have a book I don't (didn't know it had such cool things in it!) Will have to def pick it up. Have to say - love the rock banner and the fact that you have posted and are, indeed, alive and kicking, er, mitering.
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  10. Wow, you are having a blast with knitting!! And you are soooo good at it! LOVE the colors :)

    I seriously need to learn how to knit!!

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  11. melanie6:44 PM

    oooh, so pretty - can't wait to see what you're up to. i'm about 1/2 through with my first knitting project a lovely scarf, of course. when i see you in a few weeks, we'll have to compare books. :)

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  12. so...don't hate me...I tagged you

    http://jenpaddackhyde.typepad.com/my_weblog/

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  13. wow! that's so pretty! Cant wait to see the finished product :)

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