Friday, May 05, 2006

My Mission...

Okay,here's the truth. The truth is that I have been sorely negligent in delivering the soft purple cabley blankie to Brad's adorable little neice. I have done just about anything to avoid working on the blankie the last couple of weeks even though I know it should have been gifted 2 months ago. I've been complaining about how long it's taking to finish when the truth of the matter is that I have not picked it up to knit more than a row or two in at least a couple of weeks. I've seamed up a sweater, knit socks but no blankie. I could make all kinds of excuses about how the yarn is not my favorite, the pattern is too complicated for TV watching, work has been busy but I won't. It ends today.

My mission for the weekend is to complete the purple cabley baby blankie. No excuses.

What is involved in this task you might ask? Well, I've done the figuring...



The blanket is 24 repeats of a 12-row pattern across 250 stitches. Each repeat is about 1.75 inches long. I have 9 repeats left to complete the blankie plus a 1 inch garter stitch border. If my maths are correct (and there's a real good chance they aren't), that means a little over 16 inches of knitting to go. In the photo above, 2 of those v-shaped cables in the middle are 1 pattern repeat. I guess I better get knitting...wish me luck! This thing will either be finished or in the garbage by Monday morning.

9 Comments:

Blogger Ashley said...

YOU CAN DO IT! Good luck--but don't hurt your hands or anything, OK?

6:25 AM  
Blogger Samantha said...

Easy peasy! You can do it! I know you can. :) It looks beautiful, by the way. :)

6:44 AM  
Anonymous Becky said...

It will be finished. I know you can do it!

8:51 AM  
Anonymous janine said...

MMM 16", 250 St wide, are you intending to eat? sleep? Good Luck :-)

11:35 AM  
Blogger carrie said...

oh dear heavens, i certainly wish you luck!

7:17 PM  
Anonymous Michelle said...

You can do anything. I firmly believe that ;) I know its not TV knitting so if you want to borrow my MP3 player let me know ... I've got some great knitting music on it :D

12:06 AM  
Blogger Shell said...

The blanket is lovely. If it isn't finished, just throw the boarder on and be done with it. As for the logcabin sock. I think that your plan will work. I think the reason that the dog ate part of it, was that it is so very pretty and has cables, who could resist. I'm working on my first pair of Logcabin socks and I'm loving them.

2:09 PM  
Anonymous Dipsy D. said...

I'm absolutely sure that you CAN do that, no doubt about that! And it looks so beautiful - certainly not an easy knit, but nothing you couldn't handle! Good luck with it!

12:42 AM  
Blogger Samantha said...

Well, how's it going?

10:54 AM  

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