Monday, October 13, 2008

Order of the Garter Stitch


Blogging from Big D (My, oh yes!), this year's location for the meeting I blogged from last year in Albuquerque -- using the same crappy cell phone for pictures. This is that blanket that I've been discussing forever, but never quite starting. The pattern is based on Elizabeth Zimmerman's Garter Stitch Blanket from The Opinionated Knitter. It's a Christmas gift for the in-laws -- let's hope they've forgotten the address for the blog for the time being.

I was inspired by Jared Flood's example. I, too, am planning on doing the seams with crochet stitch (Help! Stephi!). Jared's garter stitch seems so much tidier than mine -- I'm hoping this is less a reflection of respective knitting skills and more a function of using two strands (him) as opposed to one (me). I can dream, can't I?

Having fun at my conference. Getting a little scared that we're going to be hosting this event in my town two years from now. Getting to talk yarn with other talented librarian knitters like Becky and Janna. Good times!

6 comments:

  1. It looks great so far! Kristina

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  2. Love that color, it's so restful. Don't forget that Jared's version was almost certainly blocked before the photos were taken.

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  3. Your "crappy cell phone" does a thoroughly decent job. Is that your hotel bedspread?

    More info about the yarn, please. It looks squooshy.

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  4. I can't wait for the Austin meeting! ;-)

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  5. Of course I'll help you! I can't wait to see the blanket when it's all done. :)

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  6. Steve, are you related to, or at this conference I am attending impersonating, a man named Tony Karrer? When he talks and smiles the resemblance is distracting.

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