Lame title, but my brain is fried. Thanks for everyone comments on the last post- it’s good to know that I’m not that awkward. And as soon as these finals are over, I plan on hitting up a knitting circle meeting.
In the mean time:
This has been keeping my hands moving on the train. I’m averaging about 3 patches a day, which means I am tearing through the Noro Kureyon. Watching those colors fade in and out of one another is completely addictive. I have taken to pinning the blanket-in-progress to my studio wall to keep me from working on it when I should be painting. A necessary measure, and one that guarantees that a few of my studio-mates come in every day to check on my progress, so it’s community building as well. Or just a really, really big distraction. Whatever.
I want this blanket to be at least the full sized, maybe even queen sized. It needs to be large enough for fort building, so either way I have a lot to knit. Each hexagon is four inches wide. I’ve figured out that if I allow about a foot for a border, I’ll still need to knit about 300 more patches. Two skeins yield 15 patches. So far, I’ve used about 9 skeins. This is turning in to a very expensive project, but I’m completely smitten with it. So, I’m going to use it as a motivation for stash-busting!
New rule: For every two projects I complete on my to-knit-list, I can buy the yarn for another circle of hexagons on the blanket. I think this is a great rule. So great, that I am going to commit to it whole heartedly, as soon as finals are over. I’ll need more yarn for the marathon of crits I have to watch this weekend, so I’m letting myself off the hook for another week. But then, really, I’m going to follow the rules. Which means you’ll see a badger doll and a pair of socks appearing on the blog soon.