Sunday, February 17, 2008

It Is DONE!!!!!

Yes I am talking about my darling Stepson's Blanket. Last I left you it was drying. When I pulled it out of the dryer I was amazed how soft it became. I used acrylic (Caron's Perfect Match) and well I did not like knitting with it. To me it was rough and well I am really really glad it softened.

I did not have the strength to put the border on that I was talking about last time. While I was avoiding the blanket, I mean looking for ideas (and catching up on blogs) I read Mason Dixon and well applied i-cord edging seem a very good idea indeed.

So that is what I did on all night wednesday and thursday. I have never i-corded so much before in my life. It got to the point that I was not even looking at how much more I had to do because it was way too depressing. I hope this boy realizes how much he means to me for me to torture myself for him. Anyway it cam out really nice. I like the applied i-cord (though do not count on me doing it anywhere anytime soon, I have had my fill for a long while) and then on saturday (I take my meds on friday and that knocke me out and makes me loopy, not a good idea to use a sewing machine) I sewed on the backing.

Here is a finished pic. I have to take more to show the backing and border (I was really tired saturday night and well Stepson took it as soon as I snapped this one.

stepson's blanket

I also finished those baby socks. They are so cute!!

Yarn: Knitpicks Swish in Deep Ocean (leftover from Nephew's christmas gifts)
Needle: size 6 40 inch circ Magic Loop
Time: really about 2 hours (with kiddies around)
Cuteness: come on they are baby socks =)
pattern: Cat Bordhi's Little Sky Socks (from New Pathways book)

Little cousin's socks

In other knitting news I am finally at the heel on my monkey sock. I still have not hat the Knitting Fairies come and visit me yet and well I do believe that these socks are taking forever (of course it might help if I actually knit them every so often)



Anonymous said...

Wow, the blanket looks much better finished than the in-progress pix. I assume Stepson loves it. Really nice, D. And the baby sox are very cute indeed. Are they for Cousin's new baby?


Knitty Gritty Thoughts said...

Hooray! Great job for finishing it!

Shewolfy said...

The blanket is great, and you deserve a medal for knitting applied I-cord all the way around it! The little socks are adorable, of course.

Jill said...

Wow, the blanket is amazing--he must love it! Funny, I just realized that those were my high school's school wonder I liked them so much...hee,hee

Good for you for the i-cord. I love the look, but have never attempted it. Very nice.

And I found the same thing with my monkeys--it's like they took forever, but then I'd realize that I just wasn't working on them. Funny, must be the pattern. ;) I'll have to peek on Ravelry for details...