February 06, 2008
My oldest WIP
21 multicoloured squares, 14 of them have their ends woven in and are steam blocked.
20 blue squares, 11 of them have their ends woven in and are steam blocked.
Should it take over 7 years to make a baby blanket out of DK weight* wool? Probably not.
* - I'm guessing here. I have absolutely no recollection of what this yarn is!
It's a bit fun though, finding these squares. I still love the colours I picked. I can see I have gotten much better at weaving in ends. My knitting has improved a lot, a big reason behind this is switching my purling tecnique. I was a smart girl and slipped (nearly) all the stitches at the beginning of a row, so assembling it would be easier.
Where on earth is the rest of the yarn? Should I attempt to put this together? Probably. And then I'll keep it as a family heirloom. I don't think Mathias, the intended recipient, is very interested in blankets any more. If he still is, his mom can make him one. She is the only childhood friend I have who knits. We even used to knit together, instead of doing our high-school homework. (I do remember the knitting being a secret. It was geeky, before geeky was good!) I do think I knit Mathias something when he was a baby. I wish I could remember what. I probably opted for something smaller. That's probably where the rest of the yarn is!
Posted by GURO at 2:27 pm