7.01.2007

the end is near

well, for socks #2 it's already here.



i've also finally finished the blanket:



this blanket was knit in strips 35 sts across, changing colors every 48 rows to reduce seaming all the squares together. the strips were then seamed together and the blanket was blocked as a whole. the yarn is GGH Solitaire - 44% wool, 43% acrylic and 13% elite for ease of washing. knitting in strips definitely cut my seaming time down, but man were there a lot of ends to weave in...

but the exciting news is that the pieces for my cardigan are finally blocking.



i can't wait to get this thing done, yet i am not really looking forward to all the seaming, especially since the temps have been going up and is forcasted to continue to rise. yet, to celebrate i cast on a toe-up sock. well, what else was i to do with everything else on the blocking boards?!??

5 comments:

bunchkin said...

Your seaming on the blanket looks beautiful!

Dave said...

Good stuff! Love the socks -- No. 2s are happy-makng. The blanket is beautiful!

Matt said...

chris, You must have really exhaled upon finishing that blanket. What an awesome commitment to finish!

Tracy said...

The blanket is great! I'm even learning to appriciate the power of orange thanks to you :-)

KnitXcorE said...

you know how much i heart the blankie.... i'm on pins & needles waiting to see this cardigan!!!