Thursday, August 14, 2008
My 100th Project
100. I saw on my Ravelry projects page that I had project number 100 coming up. I knew it had to be good. I mean... that's a big number. Technically it's not really number 100. I have several things doubled up on there... some little things that didn't seem to need their very own project page. But for all intensive purposes... number 100. Yep, I've got everything I've ever knit on Ravelry. Even the really embarrassing first things I knit. At first I didn't do this but then I sucked it up. How neat to see the progression. And maybe it will inspire a newer knitter to keep going. Because there are some sad looking things down there on the bottom. Oy.
Ever since I started Miss E's blanket Miss N wanted one. Of course. She's got what seems like a million small girlish blankets. I've thought up a bunch of ideas... mostly things *I* liked. I had a really nice color palette picked out that she would enjoy into adulthood... but no.
As you all know Miss N was born with her own opinions and quite the ability to share them. She sees my color ideas and tosses them out. The ONLY color she likes that I chose was yellow. So, this blanket represents a compromise. She, being the ultimate girly girl loves pink. But she will also tell you that light yellow and purple are in her "color palette". I kid you not. What other 4 year old do you know with her own "color palette"?! Oy. I wanted to do the blanket in just the bright pink and yellow. She was really trying for the light pink, but I only have a couple balls left and I told her it's discontinued and I needed them to make her mittens to match her kitty hat. She concedes that point and starts in on how purple is in her color palette and needs to be in her stripey blanket! Ok, I concede... a 3 color blanket. I really wanted the pop of two colors, but ok it is for her after all... So then she starts to insist that light blue (notice the emphasis on light... not dark, not bright... JUST light blue) is now in her "color palette" and MUST be in the blanket too. I shut her down there. That color is also discontinued and I don't have enough I tell her. She's still bummed about that one, but I say she'll get over it. I'm hoping with these colors she'll at least like it into high school... one can hope right?
This one looks like it will be done faster than Miss E's. For one, it's not garter stitch and there is no casting off or picking up stitches. Just knit and purl and a few yarn overs. And... I've got the slave driver after me. I took pictures of it this morning on the DPN's so you could see it's squareness... then I moved it onto a circular and knit a couple rows and then proceeded to put the needles all away and the blanket and moved on... well she came back and saw I wasn't working on it any longer she was quite bothered that I wasn't working on her blanket. This one is trouble folks... serious trouble.
I've been busy I promise... but I have several gifts in the works so I'm keeping hushed for now. Soon... a deluge of projects! Plus I need to get Hub to pose with his new hat for me. You know... because everyone wants to model a wool hat in mid-90's heat. Stay tuned... sweaty man hat pictures coming soon...
Posted by Jess at 3:08 PM