Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Iknitarod project, MUSH!!!

So, over here on the right is a logo for the Iknitarod.------------------------------------------------>

What it is, is a "race" to knit up an item while the Iditarod is on, from the ceremonial start, to the "red lantern" (i.e. the last musher is in).  I decided, since one of the gals in my volunteer group had a new grandchild, I would give it a blanket. The race coincided nicely.

I had wanted to give the pretty blue one I'd finished.  Well, it was a baby girl, so I changed my plans. The blanket photo below  is the start.  The colors are fairly accurate, medium purple, tan, sage, coral, and white.  I have extra motivation to get this finished, soon, because there will be a baby shower this weekend.  I would like to give it to the new Grandma, so even if I don't get to the shower, it will get to new Mom (who lives in another state).

So, here is the first half of the blanket.  I picked a mindless knit, then I will border it with white crochet on the edges...  I will "foo foo" it up when I do that...  So, needles and hook will be smokin' this week!


I have heard from several people about why didn't I just give the blue blanket.  I could have, yes, but I know that some folks are rather traditional.  I will save the blue for a boy.  Most around here don't seem wild about purple for a boy's blanket, so that gives me this to use for a little girl.  And mostly?  'Cuz I wanted to! 

2 comments:

  1. I am a huge fan of the dog race. The knitting race sounds fun, too! Happy knitting! Mush!

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  2. It's beautiful! The best thing about an Ikniterod is that the winners are the people who get a hand knitted something.

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