Tuesday, October 30, 2012

All Over But the Edging

Man -- when you're a naturally monogamous knitter into projects with long timelines, there's really not a whole lot to be posting about. I just did a quick check over at Ravelry, and since one year ago, I've only started 14 projects. Many of these were long, involved projects, but still, I don't feel like I've been very productive. Not exactly lazy -- I've knit what feels like millions of stitches this year. I just don't have many things to show for it.

This past weekend I did manage to reach a milestone on the Honey Baby blanket, though. I've finished all the charts, and all I've left to do is the edging. I got a big chunk of the blanket finished while knitting with friends Saturday morning. My buddy Jene took this great photo with her what she refers to as her "smarty pants phone." It was chilly enough that morning that I got to wear my Hillhead Pullover for much of the time, although it did warm up and I had to pull it off. You can see it folded up on the chair to my right. And to my left, the light lavender blob that is the blanket.

The edging is knitted separately and then knit together to the still-live edge stitches, of which there are over 800 right now. So dozens of stitches of edging for each of those 800. A milestone, yes, but I wouldn't exactly say the end is in sight. I've read through the edging instructions a couple of times, but I'm still not sure I've got it. I'm going to take another stab at it this evening with fresh eyes. I'm sure that once it clicks I'll be off and running. But so far, no clicking.


  1. Beautiful things take time and care. It's not about the amount you produce, but the quality. :)

  2. I agree with Amy. And when you finish this, you'll just start something else. So relish the pink!

    So happy you got to wear your pullover.

  3. I'm glad you got to wear your vest! Do you get impatient, or excited, as you near the end of a long project thinking about what you're going to do next?