I'm checking in with a somewhat progress-free update. I thought I would have my rainbow blankie done this week, but I forgot that I was going out of town for work. Unfortunately, I lost that night for knitting (although I did get to meet the insanely adorable 3-month-old baby who I gave Penrose to -- so far, she's totally worth the trouble). I decided to pick up stitches along each edge of the blanket, do 10 garter ridges, and then pick up stitches between the garter ridges to make mitred squares. I left the stitches open on each of the rectangles and I'm going around now doing a double crochet bind-off. Since I'm dealing with more than 1000 stitches in teeny-tiny black yarn, the bind-off is taking a while. I'm hoping to have it done this weekend, but either the movements or the pregnancy are making my carpal tunnel issues flare, so I have to take it easy. I'm planning to have new pictures for you guys early next week, though. A girl can dream, right? Here's a picture in progress:
No, I don't know why my apartment looks like heaven. I didn't use weird filters or anything. The magical blankie must just glow. I'm also making progress on Irish Moss. I finished a pattern repeat while I was travelling, so I'm now 50% done! Not bad for a year's work (wait, yes, that is pretty bad for a year's work). I'm developing a schedule that I think will get it finished for Christmas - wish me luck.
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