Wednesday 6 July 2011

Blanket Progress

I have been concentrating on my version of Mitred Crosses Blanket for Japan over the last few weeks.  My project monogamy is because instead of swatching for any of the projects I really want to make, in time to wear before the end of the Summer, I am designing a shawl.  I know there are lots of lovely shawls out there, but I intended to write a shawl pattern a while ago and never got around to it.  Now instead of the small shawlette I originally intended, I'm designing a whopping great big half-pi shawl in lace weight.  I have no idea what possessed me to start down this path but now I've started I can't stop.  So until I finish the design process, all my knitting brain is otherwise occupied and I will be doing nice mitred blocks.

I have 9 in total now.  I have sewn the ends in all but one of them.  The only reason I have one without ends sewn is, because I am half way through it.  The sewing in of ends on this project is a pain.  If I don't do them as I go, I know I will NEVER put this blanket together because of the huge job it would be at the end.  So I sew as I go.  I feel so virtuous.

I love the squares within squares that this pattern creates.  I am enjoying this project so much and it is perfect for leaving my brain free to conjure up fancy lace patterns.

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