Monday, February 15, 2016

So, how much longer?

I have been knitting a baby blanket.  It is a large one.
And knitting.
And knitting.
Aaaaand knitting.
Still knitting.

While I enjoy knitting, this thing is something that I find strange.  I knit blankets, and it seems like I start, it's fine for about 15 inches or so.  Not a problem.

Then I measure, usually when I think I must have added another 5 inches to that.

15 and 1/4.

Really??

So, I buckle down and knit. Don't move for what seems like hours.  I half expect my fingers to bleed, and my eyeballs to dry to dust...

Measure...

17 inches.

AIIIIIIIIIIIIIGGGGH!!!  (ahem)

So, I am about up to 36 inches at this point, the sides were larger than I want, (47 inches).

BUT, the blanket, I have decided, will not be square.  I don't want to knit 11 more inches, in fact, I don't know if I've enough yarn.  I will continue knitting for a bit, then finish, bind off, and deal with the small hole that occured...

3 $@@@ inches from the start!!!!  Which, of course, I didn't catch...

Can baby blankets be malevolent?  (shudder)

7 comments:

  1. Oh my! Sorry about that, it sounds like something I would have go wrong. (And the yarn is never as easy to work with the second time around)

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    1. Well, at least I caught it, so I don't have a 'ladder' running up the blanket...

      Cat

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  2. I admire people who make things and obviously baby blankets are harder to make than I'd imagined.

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    1. Probably more so, when you are nearing the end and find patience to be a problem... :/

      Cat

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  3. The baby will love it, and so will the mama, and the love (and angst) you put into it will be much appreciated.

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    1. I hope so, it's for a... nth cousin... I can't really remember how many removed, but I know that she's a cousin. (I think.) Our family has so many shirt tales that we should have our own clothing store...

      Cat

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  4. Um. Tails. NOT tales. Though, that probably is true, too...

    Cat

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