Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Hip to be Square!

Square #5!

Square #6!

I am over 25% finished with the afghan, and it's not seeming so crazy to try to get this finished by June. I'm researching borders right now, but may have to pick up Knitting on the Edge for more inspiration. I have Knitting over the Edge, which has some truly bitchin' borders (I'm especially fond of the cherry and duck borders), but not much for lace borders. Since the squares and the yarn are pretty traditional, I'd like the border to be so, as well. Besides, it's just fun to do eyelets.

I've been thinking about what I'm going to do with the blanket when it's finished. I'm assuming that washing and blocking each square (blocking is so essential in this case) will result in a clean blanket, but maybe I should wash it as a whole piece, too. If I do that, will I have to somehow block the entire blanket? How the hell does one do that?

Thanks for the compliments on the sweater. I wore it all day yesterday and got tons of compliments. Everyone thought I had bought it. It was so comfy, I know I'm going to be wearing it a lot. I highly recommend the pattern to anyone looking to add a fashionable bit of warmth to their wardrobe. The pattern is very well written, and gives different options for collars and ribbing. Check it out!


tammy said...

Okay, square number 5 is my absolute favourite so far. Love it.

I think I would wash and block the blanket as a whole once you have it assembled. Help all those squares settle in with each other.

If you have a spare bed you could cover it with towels or a large flannel sheet and just block it that way. That's what I've done with large shawls and larger baby blankets. A tip, don't use you're own bed then try to sleep in it that night. Bit damp! LOL

Becky said...

Those squares look fab. It's hard to pick a fave, but I'm a sucker for eyelets.

You'll finish it by June!

amy said...

I agree with Becky. You'll *totally* finish it. (It's looking great!)

Pioggia said...

Oh, but of course you'll finish on time. You are really making progress.

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