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Done!

The baby blanket is done. And it is massive.  It has been gifted to the parents along with a matching onesie because really why not? I’m quite proud of not running out of yarn at any point!  Near the end there I started to worry. The plan to make a matching sweater was put aside due to time and, yarn constraints.  Though this was finished way before my last baby blanket of the morning of the event fame.

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It was finished a whole four days before the event.  And as for the matching gift?

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Well he needed a uniform too, of course. Now up to the next baby items, and then my start-itis is twitching. I plan to start Royale by Glenna C. once the last of the baby gifts are done. That likely won’t be before March but I really want to knit a few sweaters, or a lot of sweaters.

Shield Progress

The shield blanket is still growing well. I have switched to the first red stripe on the blanket.

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I feel like its staring to look a lot like a shield.  Which is a good thing as my eyes are starting to wander towards casting on some new things and finishing some old. One thing is that I can’t find a single pair of gloves. A single glove? So many left hands. So many. So I want to knit a pair of gloves, or finish the thrummed mittens.

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I mean there is a blizzard coming. So I’m not going outside again for a while right? And I’m like a bit over 50% done with these. So it may be time to get back into them.  We’ll see what the morning brings.

A Little of This A Little of That

I’m still slowly working crafting back into my day to day schedule. It means that along with wondering when to fit things in, I have no idea how long some things will take. I have frogged and cast on this baby blanket  three times since the first. So I can call last night the new start date, but I’m just not sure when the end date will be.

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I think I am ready to go on it this time, I have already altered the pattern a bit and will be doing more altering the pattern from a star shape to a central star, and then a round outline in other colors.

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Something like that. ;). I also want to see if I can do a sweater or two before the shower.  I have about a month and a few days to finish. Here’s hoping I can do it without for hours of available knit time every weekday.

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Another thing I worked on a bit is spinning. I decided to put my Draco fiber in my new Gryffindor bag, and got back into the swing of spinning it. I feel like I actually can see progress on this.  As per usual I have no plan for what to do with this when it is done, though I am thinking about making a worsted 3 ply once I see how the spinning turns out, but plans for fiber are always iffy for me.

The Fastest Needles in Brooklyn

Well not fast enough apparently.  So the rainbow baby blanket I was working on it for my friend’s baby shower on the 29th right? Turns out not so much. My invitation never arrived so a mutual friend has been passing along the info. Handy, no worries. Except when the one bit of incorrect information she gives you is the date of the shower. 9/22, not 9/29.

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Blink. When was this glaring omission made known? A little before 10pm on Saturday. I had maybe three rows of decreases at that point. So I had 50% of a blanket to knit by 5:30pm. I had no registry information, so through the night and a friend’s birthday party I knit.  85% of the guests were knitters, dating knitters, or long term friends with knitters.  No one batted an eye, everyone commiserated at failure to convey a date correctly.  I left the party around 2am and some progress had been made not enough but some.

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The second half of the blanket is two repeats of rainbows with blue as the background color instead of grey. Grey taking the place of the blue in striping. I was two stripes in before I gave in to the siren call of sleep. So Sunday bright and early I started knitting and fell asleep. Apparently two hours of sleep wasn’t going to cut it. I tried again a couple hours later. By the time I had made it to the subway I was working an orange stripe. By the time we got on the bus into New Jersey I was working the red stripe. This was not good. It meant I still had an entire repeat of the blanket to go.

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And that is where we stand now. My train in this morning consisted of slowly drinking tea, and wondering why I had decided going to work was a good idea, since I am clearly getting sick. Weee. Sigh…. But that does mean I am on the last repeat.

I will instead go with what my original plan was and finish the blanket and start a baby surprise jacket.  Possibly a hat or booties. There will be delivery on the next visit. sometime in December after baby has joined us.