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.
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)
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)