I want a blankie….

I’m so jealous. I keep seeing all these gorgeous knitted blankets – and I want to be done with mine! I want mine to look like all of these blankets at the same time. Really, I just want someone to give me these blankets.

When I started (back in early June), it didn’t take long before I had these a few rounds. This photo, right is the progress as of June 11.

Then I started getting distracted by socks and scarves and underwear.

Then, I started to get really jealous as everyone ELSE was finishing theirs!

Tara showed off hers at the Mason Dixon Knit-a-Long. I gasped when I saw hers. It’s just so beautiful. The colors. The pattern. Oh, I can’t take it! I love the way the apple green plays with the white, the black and the gray. Genious color choices. And she knit it out of acrylic – it’s enough to make me think of knitting one myself in the same yarn!

And Sharon‘s colorful blanket is also great. Her four year old daughter is spoiled. My mom never made me anything that nice (well, ok, there was a flannel quilt…).
Monika’s Curve of Pursuit blanket (7.13) is stunning. I’m amazed. It makes me want to go in pursuit of that pattern. (Also, superkudos to her for being the first to knit the not-quite-straight-scarf and send me a photo – see her blog entry about it here.)

And the first I’ve seen in pastel’s (truly a baby blanket) was over at Crankyisgood – it’s a baby moderne and I love it!

Then, I was perusing some blogs and look at this one over at Athena Dreams. Wowza! I love the purple with the greeny brown.

Jessica recently posted hers on the MDK KAL – It’s a ton of mitered squares. And it’s absolutely incredible. I love the colors she chose. There’s so many of them – but they all look so good together!

During all this drooling, I made little progress on my blanket. It’s roughly 26″ by 26″ in the above photo.ย  My goal is to have 12 rounds and then a border – which is obviously very far from where I am in this picture.

Anyway, I was so inspired by all the finished blankets that I was seeing that I decided that I would knit 4 full rounds from where I am in this photo – so I’d be inspired to make progress and then be inspired by that progress to finish. Alas – I am not where I wanted to be. I just want to be done! I want to be able to curl up with this thing with no cold air leaking because it’s too small!

My Misty Garden Scarf is coming along splendidly on the other hand. It’s my non-boring knitting. It’s about 3 feet long now. It’s just a really fun knit. It’s only 4 rows to the repeat – so as soon as it starts to get boring – there’s an exciting row ahead of you. I want to finish this scarf so that I can finally start backyard leaves. I got the yarn in the mail on Friday and it’s calling out to me. “Nicole – I’m merino – come knit me. I’ll be really soft. I’m your favorite color. You know you want to.” I resist but wonder if the resistance is futuile.

I was also distracted one night by my spindle that I couldn’t do anything until I spun me some yarn. It was tricky, but I finally did it. LOOK!

Oh – don’t forget to enter the contest described in the entry below – I’ll be drawing a winner on Friday!


10 Responses to “I want a blankie….”

  1. 1 Lufah July 25, 2006 at 7:02 pm

    Aw, your little skein of yarn is so cute! The multicolor ply is really fun (not to take anything away from the white ply, I’m sure it’s fun, too, in its own special way ๐Ÿ™‚ ).

  2. 2 Monika July 25, 2006 at 7:34 pm

    You LC is looking pretty good. Strong colors! Come on now, knit, knit, knit to get it done! So you can free your mind for something else! ;o)

  3. 3 Kathy July 26, 2006 at 12:19 am

    I love your Log Cabin! I haven’t decided how big I’m going to make mine, but I understand how you feel about wanting it to be finished!

  4. 4 Mariella July 26, 2006 at 10:43 am

    Rent some good movies and sit back and knit on that blanket!
    Works for me on projects that take longer than expected.
    Love the colors you chose.

  5. 5 Adelle July 26, 2006 at 1:04 pm

    I love your blanket!!! I am so addicted to mine, it’s kinda sad ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. 6 Julie July 26, 2006 at 2:19 pm

    Hey there! Is that Rowan Denim? That’s what I’m using for Biscuit’s Big Bog Blankie. I’ve just picked up the squares again because I’m derailed (temporarily…) on the Cake Mix Doc sweater. I LOVE working on it, but am starting to fret over the sewing together of squares. Ouch. I would enter your contest, but I have absolutely NO IDEA! Love the “swatch,” though.

  7. 7 Carrie K July 26, 2006 at 6:54 pm

    Well, it’s huge now! No wonder it’s taking up time.

    And it’s a RULE that we have tons of UFO’s and WIP’s. Isn’t it? Geez, I hope it is.

    Your LC is going to gorgeous when it’s done. I take it it has dimensions it’s supposed to get to?

  8. 8 Amanda July 26, 2006 at 10:48 pm

    I love your log cabin blanket! It’s really beautiful.. blues are my favorite.

    You’re always knitting up some of the best looking stuff. I love coming over to your blog to check it all out.

  9. 9 Joni July 28, 2006 at 12:15 pm

    I wanted to let you know that I just e-mailed you a copy of the ring code from the RingSurf admin. site. Your blog is in the queue for the Fiber Arts Bloggers webring, but you don’t seem to have the ring code up on your blog. If you want to e-mail me when you have the ring code back up and whatnot, Iโ€™ll check it out and get you into the ring as quickly as I can. Let me know if you need any help! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. 10 mary Kay Hindes September 12, 2006 at 8:46 pm

    I really think you should give this blanket to your mom for her birthday. I know she’ll love it!

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