Ginny Yarn, Blanket Progress and a Spring Visitor
Did you know I was one of the lucky ones to buy some of Ginny's yarn? Yup. I'm kind of excited about it. I've been searching through ravelry looking for THE pattern. I've got a few in mind but haven't committed to a specific one. Sometimes the daydreaming and the wondering are enough. I do have it sitting right beside me so I can stare lovingly at it occasionally.
Oh the blanket! It is slowly growing and chugging along. Every single night I commit one hour to it. Last week, I tormented myself with "how much do I have to knit before it's 5 feet by 5 feet?". I loved not knowing and imagining I was close. Well....I did the math. Right now it's 4 1/2 feet by 4 1/2 feet and I'm nearing to the beginning of the round.
I have to knit two times more around and that is......wait for it......almost 1000 MORE yards. Yikes! It's a very sobering number and kind of depressing. So I agonized and tried to decide, do I want to frame it with two different wools of the same color, you know finish it off pretty like. I just couldn't decide, so I decided to not decide. That was the best decision. I'm just going to keep on knitting with my scraps and hopefully one day I'll finish it.
I also gave up the idea of finishing by spring. The pressure was too much. So now I'm happy with my blanket once more. What a crazy idea to make a blanket out of sock yarn on size four needles. Honestly, I must have lost my mind.
I was in the local yarn shop (like I need more yarn....) and listened to a lady tell of seeing seven robins! I looked about and saw deer. However, I did hear a robin or two. So while I wait for a real robin sighting, I give you my son's origami hummingbird. Too sweet.
My daughter is visiting in March while her husband is at a week long conference. I am excited about this, sometimes the unexpected is simply the best.
Have a lovely weekend!