A picture!!! I finished the ripple blanket about a week ago. It’s so soft and snuggly. Both Chris and Alexis are trying to claim it as their own. Alexis is dragging it up and down the stairs and getting even more golden retriever fur on it. (I’m sure there is a good amount *IN* it)

I’m really pleased with how it turned out. Alex helped me pick the colors, and I really really like them. And in order to keep them sort of random, she also would pick the next color as I got near the end of a row. Though, to be fair, Chris helped with that after she went to bed.

I think I figured out that this sucker is made from FOUR (yes FOUR) pounds of yarn. It’s heavy. Anyway, at least that sucker is out of my system.

Last night I finally got the bottom ribbing and a few rows of stockingette stitch done on my sweater. Only like 14 inches to go until I get to the fun part. Sigh… at least I can do it anywhere and mostly without looking. I’d better get more movies from netflix.

But man, I’ve got an issue, cuz the sweater is the second project in a row that I’ve done with “cheap” yarn from Michael’s. I’m SO not a synthetic fiber kind of girl. I’m actually a fiber snob. I want hand dyed stuff for fabric, embroidery floss, and yarn. I need to drag myself to the new yarn store. Especially since the sewing room has SO much more room in it to hold yarn and stuff.

Really, I swear I’ll take pictures of the room someday. When it’s perfect. Bwa-ha-ha-ha.

And go over to yarnbar and checkout Susan’s super cool knitted robot. (And about a million other cool projects she and Gina come up with)


5 Responses to “For Susan – who is living vicariously through other people’s knitting”

  1. Gabreial on November 15th, 2007 10:46 am

    Love the colors, that is so neat!

  2. Susan on November 15th, 2007 1:32 pm

    It’s gorgeous!!! Such whimsical colors, and the randomness is truly random. Wonderful. And such a good photo, too.


    Now on with the sweater(s).

  3. WeeBit Wonky on November 16th, 2007 11:15 am

    Very nice. What a LOT of work! It is rippley-gorgeous.
    ~ Robyn

  4. vinni on November 18th, 2007 11:45 pm


    thats a nice blanket! good selection of colors! nice..


  5. cathy on November 19th, 2007 7:34 am

    looks great – and very soft and snuggly!

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