Totally alive, even though I haven’t posted in pretty much forever. See, I just drove across the entire country (no big) with my entire life in order to go to graduate school. Along with this comes a lot of packing, wrapping things up, and learning how to pump gas for the first time (self-serve is illegal in Oregon). SO not much making of things has been happening, mostly packing and moving of things.
But now I know where groceries can be had and how the buses work (still haven’t found beer though. Pennsylvania, thou art weird). As a programming note, I don’t expect to be posting more than once a week because of school, trying to get into the doctoral program, etc.
Today though, I have a blanket to share with you. It’s Ysolda’s Hap Blanket from Whimsical Little Knits knit in Cascade 109 bulky (the red) with a pinkish-salmon Cascade Eco Wool. See it on Ravelry here.
I ended up adding about a foot in width and about two feet in length to the original pattern. It’s pretty straightforward until the lace edging and even then it’s just adding an extra repeat or so as needed. Easy peasy.
However, it is a pretty heavy knit. Towards the end I could only knit a few rows before my elbows ached. Between that and the extra repeats I thought that the edging would never end. I had to force myself to finish the thing.
But finished it is and I think it’s pretty nice. I don’t know if there are many more knit blankets in my future but I suppose at least the one is nice.