April 01, 2004


Finishing one project means I can start another — but unfortunately I’m not known for my restraint. I started two new projects yesterday, which puts me over my self-imposed threshold of two things on the go at once. This has the potential to make me anxious, or (probably more likely) make me stop doing anything except knitting until one of the projects is finished. Fortunately, one of the things I started was a cat blanket for the Critter Knitters Knit-a-thon that Wendy and Liz are hosting, and that should be pretty quick. But the other thing, as I mentioned, was a baby blanket:


Exciting, isn’t it? I haven’t got very far. A (not very good) close-up of the stitch pattern (Roman Stripe) is here. I’m not sure if it will open up much more than that, since the yarn is acrylic and probably won’t block easily — would steaming it affect acrylic at all? I don’t think just wet-blocking it would work. I like the pattern but it’s rather slow, so it’s going to take longer to make this blanket than I thought it would. Oh well — I’m knitting for process as much as result, right? I just have to remind myself about that occasionally.

My supervisor is taking Mark and me out for dinner to a very nice French restaurant tonight to celebrate my Major Fields being over. Mmmm. Lots of butter and cream and overly-rich food — perfect. Not much knitting time, though, so I may not have much to report tomorrow.

Posted by Aven at April 1, 2004 04:10 PM

I do hope the offer of a wonderful French restaurant dinner wasn’t an April Fool’s joke….
ps — thanks for the absolution…

Posted by: Susan at April 2, 2004 08:43 PM

Steaming is bad for acrylic, it can melt or lose its “body”. Just wash reshape and lay out to dry usually no pins are necessary.

Posted by: allyson at April 6, 2004 02:45 PM