Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Movin' Right Along

The blanket is continuing to grow, one long garter stitch row at a time. I moved on to the skein of Uptown yesterday.

The next two colors are compliments of Jen, who found two orphan skeins in her stash and very graciously offered them to me.

After the completion of the last stripe (the light green), the blanket measured about 17 inches across. I'm hoping that this remaining yarn will be enough to get me to at least two feet of width. My goal is to finish this in time to give to Amelia for her six-month birthday at the end of October.

My first priority for gift knitting, however, is my father's sweater. I finished the body and started sleeve #1 over the weekend; I thought I'd spare you another photo of dark stockinette tubes, so use your imagination if you need a visual. I've got exactly two weeks from tomorrow to finish up, so the Hurricane Knitters will be seeing lots of navy tomorrow night (Waterworks Barnes & Noble, starting at 7 p.m. tomorrow).

P.S. The yarn is finished and hanging to dry. Approximately 444 yards -- less than I'd like, but I'm still pleased with the result. Photos to come once the yarn is dry and the lighting is good.

3 comments:

Jen said...

Glad the yarn made it to you safe and sound! Looks like they'll coordinate well with your other colors. And oh, how I love the name Amelia! :)

DPUTiger said...

Heh ... I kind of hate the name Amelia, but only because smartypants adults always insisted that "Amy" had to be short for something. NO, NO IT DOESN'T! Oh, and please don't sing "once in love with amy" when I'm around either. I loathe that song. :)

Julie said...

The blanket is beautiful!