First of all, you should know that watching streaming TV shows online can be really addicting: Case in point – Jericho (you can stream it online for free at cbs)… I’ve watched about 18 episodes in the past 7 days or so – and I love this show! It’s awesome. You should go watch it too – especially if you’re feeling bored and you don’t have a TV (like me this summer!).
The only thing is: I’ve knit about 14 of these – and I still don’t have the pattern memorized! I feel like a bad knitter because of this – it’s hard because the numbers of when you start the decreases don’t go in the most memorable number… so as I’m knitting these, I have to refer to the pattern a lot – which is very weird for me – usually once I’m a few repeats in, I got it. Not so with these.
It’s the mason dixon miter’ed blanket pattern (I’m even using the Cotton Classic that the pattern recommends). I’m not doing the seamless version (do a search on their blog and you’ll find it) because, honestly, I kind of like seaming. Granted, I say this now. We’ll see when I have 36 miters to seam into a blanket.
Again, I’m keeping things mostly 2 tone with 2 neutrals thrown in there. The baby’s due in September. I have more than 1/3 the blanket done already. I’m not scared of this deadline.
I know I promised some exciting news… I’m going to wait until Thursday night to spill the beans on this one – After then I’ll have some more details than what I have now.