Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Ooh, Honey Honey

Long time no post-y. Sorry about that. Although knitting abounds, novelty does not. The Honey Baby blanket has been consuming my knitting time, and as it grows, visible progress slows. It's the curse of the center-out design.

I took this photo showing the progress from the first chart to the second. Below the purled strip is the beehive motif. It's hard to see with me stretching this out by hand, but the purled triangles represent beehives. And the open yarnovers at the top are little bees' wings. I think. Right now, they look like moths, which are scarier than bees to a knitter.

From the original 8 stitches, I've increased to over 600. It takes nearly 30 minutes to do a round now, and it's only going to get slower. When I look at pictures of finished Honey Babies, I can see that I'm only a few inches from the edge, but it's gonna take a lot of knitting to get there. So close and yet so far!

I'm posting this from the regional medical librarians conference I go to each fall. This time we're in Lubbock, and although I've had a great time, I'm ready to head home. The long drive is going to be much more pleasing than the ride up, because I'll be accompanied by another knitting librarian.

More progress soon.


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