Friday, April 6, 2007

Vagina Chronicles

So shoot me, the blanket's done, how many more chances will I get to use vagina in a post title? Yes, the blanket is completed and the baby arrived yesterday - timing is everything as they say. It will soon be mailed and gone forever. In all honesty, I have very little, well no use for a baby blanket yet I'm already having separation anxiety. This project makes me feel like a real knitter and I can't wait to take more pictures of it tomorrow but I couldn't resist getting at least one shot of it up tonight.

Of course, I am still disappointed with my complete and total lack of photography skills but at least I can enjoy it in person for a day or so more.

Last thing, my obsessive compulsive side is working overtime on this one. Do I simply wrap it beautifully in the box or do I ensure its safety from some unknowing postal worker's morning coffee (and lose some drama upon delivery) and safely tuck it inside a ziploc for travel? Am I being paranoid? Let me know, post your recommendations in the comments! You may think ... blatant ploy for comments or true paranoia? Feel free to post about that as well, if you must. knitguy.


TSpats said...

Paranoid. I would recommend wrapping in fancy paper and then surrounding the bundle in a layman's wrap i.e. newspaper or waxpaper but something to alleviate your OCD. It's lovely, your final product and I hope that the joy it brings your new arrival fuels your pride in this accomplishment. It is a thing of beauty. Props to the Knit Guy.

Robin said...

Beautiful blanket!!! I'd fold it just so and put in a large enough Ziplock to easily accommodate it without squishing. THEN, wrap it beautifully --- surrounded by babyish tissue paper, etc. What a wonderful gift!

knitguyla said...

Robin, thank you. You're absolutely right too. I would definitely have used a size too small like the one I've been carrying it around in. With a big enough bag I can probably fold the top over and hide the "red and blue make green and it's closed" ugly closure (assuming it doesn't shift at all but we won't think about that. Thanks again. kg.