26 January 2009 @ 09:03 pm
So, what have I been up to? Not working on the not-Effigy bodies, that's for sure. Or a red kirtle. And definitely not crocheting a baby blanket.

I give my thanks to all of you who voted in that last poll about what crochet stitch pattern to use for the baby blanket. I ended up going with none of the choices, though. I swatched for the two crochet stitches, and discovered that the Lace Ripple had hyooge holes in it, for baby's fingers to get caught. I also discovered that I really hated working the other stitch pattern. Go figure!

So I'm knitting a log cabin baby blanket. In garter stitch.

Didn't I say that I hated knitting big squares? I did. Somehow the fact that I'm actually knitting long rectangles picked up from the previous rectangles is totally acceptable to me. Modular knitting changes everything, apparently. To further prove my inability to commit to a concept and/or dislike, I'm thinking about how much fun a garterlac (entrelac done in garter stitch) baby blanket would be. In BRIGHT colors, since these are so dull. I really like this baby blanket, which is again log cabin, but done as squares and then crocheted together.

A picture )

I like it a lot! I think it looks nice. And Mom keeps getting this speculative look in her eye when she sees it, like, "Oh, wouldn't it be nice if Sarah could knit a big afghan for the living room!" Yes, it would be nice. Perhaps you can find another Sarah to do it, as there are so many of them in this world. This Sarah was not meant to knit afghans for people who weigh more than ten pounds.
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