I’ve finally finished one of my wonderful exciting long standing boring projects. I started this project in November of 2008. I was making it for my sister but now I’m really not sure who will receive it, if anyone. I have to say, this is my least favorite thing I’ve made so far.
The finished blanket measures 45″ by 45″, unblocked. Here is a link to my project page on Ravelry. I stopped working on this in December 2008. I picked it back up this past June, and I made myself work on it bit by bit each day. Or almost every day. It got to point where it took me 1 hour to get one round done. I’m not sure how many stitches I bound off, by the time the bind off came around, I didn’t want to count. I also did a different edge than the pattern called for. I did a seed stitch border, instead of a garter stitch border. I was trying to mix it up a little! My favorite part is the very center. After that, the yarn started to get kind of itchy and the colors are nice, but I should have added more pink I think:) I have one more FO as well. When I first saw the Citron in Knitty, I wasn’t all that impressed with it. But as more and more people started knitting it, I started to like it. Then Laura started one, and I fell in love with the yarn she used. She used the yarn the pattern calls for, you know, that really nice, soft, luxurious MMMMMMMalabrigo lace:) I dont’ have any of that YET:) and so I used something else. My project details are here. I made this for someone else, and I’m going to make another one in the same color, for yet another someone:) But I have a feeling I’ll be making one of these for me sometime in the future. Maybe in a hot pink, or a neonish green…I seem to have a lot of those two colors in lace:)
Now on with Day 4 of the blog swap:) My lovely swap partner, Susie, picked some scented incense and a holder:) I really like it too! I used some of it already and the entire house smelled good. She also put a candy cupcake in there. Now, I’m not sure what kind of candy it is? It is a hard cupcake, and my teeth kind of ache just thinking about it. But I’m sure one day, probably next week when I’m struggling to finish a Statistics test, I will go ahead and give it a try. I just don’t want to open it yet, because it looks so nice:) And once I take a bite out of it, well then I’ll just have to finish it won’t I?
Make sure to check out Tami’s blog, where she is talking about her FO for Friday, and there are a few links to other people’s Friday FOs as well! We are going on a road trip tomorrow for some major fun in the snow! Yep, there is snow here, well, not right here. But a few hours away:) There will be snow here soon enough though! Maybe in a few weeks. I can’t wait to see how our dog handles it. Have a Happy Weekend!!