Thursday, June 25, 2009

blanket blanket blanket

The last few weeks have been aaaall about this wedding. What? No, not my wedding. The wedding of my dear friends Nat and Dori.

Step 1: Knit them a blanket.

Yeah, Snowflake discovered that he could get under the blanket when I wasn't even done with it, and he stayed under it after I bound off. I eventually wrest it from his grasp and sent it to Nat and Dori.


This was the Saffron Cables blanket by Kathy Zimmerman, originally from the fall 2006 issue of Interweave Knits -- the same issue that brought us the Swallowtail Shawl and the Father and Son Socks, both of which I've made. It was a good issue.

Step 2: Get to San Diego a solid week before the wedding and help Dori and her family out. Talk about CRAZY.

Step 3: Get home and realize how comparatively little I have to do for my wedding. Relax.

I've also knit a few other things since my last blog post, but mainly it's been all about the blanket.

This is a shawl I made for the (former) head of the linguistics department, who retired this year.



This was the Heartland Lace Shawl by Evelyn Clark, who brought us the Swallowtail.

And I also test-knitted a shawl for Kristin Omdahl. I bring you the unblocked Wagtail Wrap.

Yup, I'm sure it looked better after blocking.

Meanwhile, I've been working on a pair of fingerless mitts for Kyra's sister. They're a replica of Kyra's, more or less. :) Pictures later!