Friday, July 13, 2007

Now what?

Before I start the post for real, I want to thank all of you for leaving such kind comments. I was a little concerned that since I dropped off the face of blogland that I would have lost all of my readers as well. So, thanks!!

Anyway, so what have I been up to in the last few weeks? Well, school has definitely been a little slower - with the summer break and all. Still keeping up with the research - but it makes a big difference to not have classes constantly.

So, I sent in the baby gift and it was very well received. So, now it's onto the next set of baby gifts for my sister-in-law. We don't know the sex of the baby yet - so I decided on something gender neutral:

You're looking at the Cot Blanket from Natural Knits for Babies and Moms. I just love this book - and this looks like the perfect gender neutral project.

So, I started working on it - and have completed 3 squares. By the way, I will not be doing another 49 square bonanza. Oh, you know you remember this. No, I will never be doing that again. This baby blanket is much more manageable. Only 12 squares. That means that I've completed 25% of the squares for the entire blanket. Not bad!! Those are squares that I definitely can, it's kind of fun to knit.

Check out the squares I've knit so far:

So, on the left is the Six Heart Square (can you see the 6 hearts? It's a little tough w/the lighting). I've done 2 of those - they're all done (only 2 squares of each color, yay!). On the right is the plaid square - and I still have one more left of those.
Well, I'm enjoying it so far. By the time you get sick of the square, you get to move onto a different stitch pattern. The only thing that you get an opportunity to get sick of is the seed stitch border - and while it's annoying, it does look great.
That's it for now - enjoy the weekend everyone!


Blogger Chris said...

Oh, that's going to be such a cute blanket!!

10:32 PM  
Blogger Composition Queen said...

this is going to be beautiful

11:18 PM  
Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

Yes, 12 squares are much more manageable!!

9:24 AM  
Blogger JayJay said...

What a beautiful blanket! I've seen other FOs from that book, and I think I may have to get it for myself. :) My summer has been nice as well, but it seems to be going so fast....

8:42 PM  
Blogger Lazuli said...

I think it will make a wonderful baby blanket, and the colors are indeed great for gender neutrality! (Oh yeah, I found my way here from The Add Knitter's blog).

9:15 PM  
Blogger ali said...

I agree with Chris, that's going to be a beautiful blanket. And I love that book too! Great project choice!
Happy knitting-

12:52 PM  
Blogger 2begin2 said...

At least when you travel w/ your knitting you only have to worry about one square at a time! Beautiful blanket - I'm getting inspired!

11:45 PM  
Blogger Composition Queen said...

how are you? don*t you blog anymore?

12:18 PM  

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