Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Accountability Blanket: a Knitting Project

As some of you may know, I knit. I started last June after being at the yarnfest that is Squam. After being surrounded by rabid knitters 24/7 for 5 days I finally caved in and signed up for an intro class at the Stitch House in Dorchester. I dove in head first not willing to mess around with simple scarfs but rather hats, shrugs, these awesome cabled mittens, etc. I quit last November when I finished a hat to match the cabled mittens and it wound up being about 8 times too small. Nuts to this!

But once again, after being at Squam, the knitting interest has been rekindled in part by the exquisite Girasole blanket created by Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed. I fell in love with the design after seeing others making it and ordered the supplies from Knitpicks the day after I got back from NH. One of my awesome cabinmates, Elaine, surprised me by buying the pattern on Ravelry and emailing it to me! So sweet.

So here it is so far. The yarn is "Wool of the Andes" in daffodil from Knitpicks. The finished product will have a design that looks like a sunflower in the middle; what I've completed is the middle of the sunflower part. Now on to the petals!

I decided to put it on my blog here as a sort of exercise in accountability. I'm telling you I will finish it so now I must! If you're on Ravelry, you can track my progress there and please "friend" me, I'd love to see what you're working on! If you are a knitter and don't know what Ravelry is, go there now. You will be so inspired!

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