Monday, October 30, 2006

Finished Project!

Big Bad Baby Blanket
Originally uploaded by tohellwithme.

Hey how ya doing? I'm cool. Yeah I know its been. A while. I like how I talk to my blog like more than a handful of people actually read it. I've been busy with school and such. Ruby is over now, so I think my life will not be so crazy. But it is also week 9. Let the crazy commence. But! I am posting this to tell you about a finished knitting project that I've much neglected to write about. Above is the Big Bad Baby Blanket from Stitch n' Bitch. It was knit with Knitpicks Shine in Grass and Holiday. (2 strands held together.) I love the effect the solid color and the variegated have together. I ordered the yarn in January when cousin Maggie announced to the family that she was pregnant. We Mihajlovs were excited, we love babies. I decided that since it was January and the baby wasn't due till June maybe I could get a little something knitted for the kid. I decided upon the blanket. But alas, school got in the way. For some reason also seed stitch utterly bewildered me and I put down the blanket in frustration for many months. Well, that baby was born and the blanket still wasn't done. My mom came to visit in July and helped me get the seed stitch under control. The blanket was back on track. I knit it up in about 3 weeks. Then it was blocked and sent off. This was also my first project that I blocked. It was scary. But in the end, everything turned out real nice. I got a card in the mail last week from Maggie thanking me for the blanket. I didn't realize before how good it feels it knit for another. Especially family. She sent pictures too. That kid has gotten big and cute. He is definately (he's a boy by the way) a Mihajlov. I see traces of our family's signature features in his face with a mix of his Pops too. But of course I see the Mihajlov.
So I've got a few other projects to blog about but that is enough for one day. I was thinking about signing up for NaBloPoMo as I think it would be an interesting challenge. Can I do it? Do I have time? Would I fail miserably? I have one day to decide. Might be an interesting writing excersise.

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