January 28, 2009

Snowy Day

Posted in Fiber tagged , at 5:16 pm by bookwoman

We have ucky snow today.  It’s not enough to look nice…the grass is poking out from under the snow.  The temperature went up, and precipitation continued as rain, which means lots of slush now.  It’s just a mess.  But, it was enough for a snow day!  This is one of the high points of the new job.  I don’t have to make the call about whether or not to open (and I totally would have opened the library today).  The other high point is that I very often had to shovel the library property myself.  Now, I just wait for someone to call me and tell me to go back to bed.  This is when I love a 5AM phone call.

So, I got to stay home. Unfortunately, Geek Boy was teaching today, so he couldn’t work from home.  So, I treated today as a Sunday.  Laundry, soup and knitting.  (And getting sucked into a Top Chef marathon…I can’t believe I just admitted that.)

I finished the blanket for The Nameless One (who does now have a name, although it apparently took two tries…my sister-in-law sent out a message welcoming Baby A, and ten minutes later sent another e-mail saying it didn’t stick, so welcome Baby B).  We didn’t get out to see them this past weekend, so I got some extra time.  Which means I did do the last two blocks, although some of the last few blocks were a little smaller than they were supposed to be.  Today I did the border and wove in the ends.  It still needs to be washed and lightly blocked, but I’m happy with the results.

finalblocks

Details:

Pattern: Moderne Baby Blanket from Mason-Dixon Knitting.  This is the first entry in the “try and knit from my books” non-resolution.

Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash, because I love wool, but would never give a new mom something that can’t be maching washed.  Purchased at Slip Knot with the help of a lovely quilter.

Needles: Size 7 Chia Goo…I <heart> Chia Goo needles.  I started getting them over the summer when I needed some sock needles.  Cathy, at Finely a Knitting Party, carries them.  I can see myself slowly converting all of my needles to Chia Goos.

Modifications: None, really.  I made some of the blocks smaller than called for just because of the boredom factor.  This why I generally don’t make blankets at all anymore.

I’m hoping to deliver the blanket (with some books, of course) soon. 

Now, it’s back to the Amelia.

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5 Comments »

  1. rungirl73 said,

    Nice blanket.
    Yeah, we could have worked today but I was so happy to be off!
    -r

  2. DeuceMom said,

    I love the finished blanket! Very thoughtful to make it washable. Let’s face it, cashmere was not meant to come within 2/10 mile of a baby. And it could be pattern-lifted to crochet, although I will likely swear off blankets, and possibly crocheting altogether before DH’s blanket is done.

    Anyhow, great work!

  3. Rebecca said,

    Great blanket! They always seems like more work to me than sweaters… which makes no sense!

    I keep thinking about Amelia too–looks so cozy and versatile, but still interesting to knit.

  4. mrsrkfj1 said,

    I’m glad I didn’t have to pester you for the pattern. Although I may have to bug you for help when I put it together.

  5. trendy a said,

    do you have the same old email? i emailed a big note last week after i stalked your blog down…miss you and hope you are well


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