Saturday, December 30, 2006

Goldilocks Who?

Just like the story, this porridge is too hot, this porridge is too cold but this porridge is just right. I guess the next hat will be .... just right. You guessed it, I checked and double checked the gauge but still the result - one big hat! Since the gauge was right, I opted for less stitches the second time around (that seemed reasonable) but what I got was a yamulke that popped off my partner's head on Christmas morning, so the next hat should be .... yes, just right. Stay tuned.

Monday, December 25, 2006


Christmas brings many gifts and this year the one I give myself is a place to chronicle my many knitting adventures. So welcome ... soon we will begin "The First Sweater" project but until then there are a few items on the needles that need to be completed first. The baby blanket of much notoriety at my LYS started many, many months ago for a dear friend heads the list. That dear friend's baby received a beautiful gift from Tiffany's as did Friend #2 and Friend #3. They were conceived, born and raised never knowing they were, at one time, the lucky recipient of the blanket - until it became clearly embarrassing that I'd yet to fork over a birth gift of some kind. So now, it sits dormant waiting for some unsuspecting zygote to appear on a pregnancy test stick in a bathroom somewhere in the world.

The blanket is knit in squares and will eventually have a knitted, scalloped border as well. It's a leaf design where 4 leaves from 4 squares come together in pattern. There's lots of finishing and blocking in the future but here's a little preview as part of my inaugural post. Welcome again, come again often! Joseph