When one casts on project after project with sweet abandon (as I have a tendency to do), one finds themselves in long periods of not getting anything done. But a deadline is a deadline and I hate to be late. So last night, I decided it was time to get this one done. I may have stayed up later than I should have. I may have watched too many episodes of Smallville. I may have to take a nap today.

But it is finished.

The Baby Shower Knit Together Blanket in Knit Picks Comfy Worsted

I have three things to say about this:

1. This was harder than I anticipated. There were no two blocks of the same shape and size, but I had planned for that by getting a springy yarn that I could stretch as needed. But, having never put together a blanket before, it was a new experience and a real challenge making it look right.

2. It is small. It measures 21″x 34″. I was going to put a big, fat border around it to make it bigger, or I even thought of knitting around each peice to make them all uniform. But, the Mama wanted it small. And the yarn really is stretchy. It will probably end up being perfect to wrap a tiny baby in.

3. Only one guest in twelve  did not participate. There is a square from the Grandma, two great aunts, two aunts, the Mama, and lots of friends. It is such a treasure, I am honored to deliver it to her. I hope she likes it as much as I do!

7 thoughts on “Finished

  1. Yay! How exciting to have something done. I tried only working on one project (the leafy shawl) but I was starting to go nuts and realized it wasn’t natural anyway. And I love to work while watching Smallville too, we are on season five. Congrats on your new baby. I hope to be as excited as you at the get go (we have 5) but I normally sit in shock for the first trimester.

    • I had about three days of shocked stupor! I know I want a big family, and having another baby is so wonderful. But I hate being pregnant, so that was a bit of an adjustment for me!
      I am a little embarrassed about my current obsession with Smallville. We just finished season 7. My husband teases me about my “soap opera”, which it is, but he sat through every episode of this season with me. That makes it better somehow… 🙂
      Your leafy shawl is to die for! Gorgeous! But, yes. You need a few more things to break up the monotony! 🙂

      • Watching Smallville is my husbands choice, I didn’t want another series to be hooked to, but now I love it. I also dislike being pregnant, all the migraines, high blood pressure and gestational diabetes (almost), but I do like that the baby can’t run away and get into the markers.
        I have a question, and I may have just missed it, but how does a pink, purple and green yarn flower turn into a red speckly sweater?

  2. It is pink, but I guess the pictures aren’t capturing the color. The main color yarn is a deep pink with purple flecks, so knitted up, it looks very mottled. The purple and green are just for the color work on the yoke. I am only about forty rows from being done. I can’t wait to see it on her!

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