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August 4th, 2007

I love knitting, but some projects I hate... @ 01:31 am

Current Mood: cranky cranky

Argh! I'm really beginning to hate this stupid blanket I've been knitting for my youngest niece's upcoming baby. I can't stand crafting out of obligation, so that was the first strike - she was already 5 months pregnant when I found out so I started on a short deadline. Finally found a pattern I liked, didn't have enough yarn in the stash to make it all one color like I'd wanted and couldn't find anything to match it locally, so now it's going to be three or four huge horizontal stripes, and the color changes don't really fit the pattern (in my mind).

It's already debatable whether I can get this darn thing finished before the baby gets here, more likely it'll end up a first Christmas gift. And today, with about two months left to my niece's due date, she found out she's carrying twins. So make that TWO blankets by Christmas! I'll barely have enough yarn to finish this one, heck knows how that second one's gonna get done. I'm beginning to think something in squares, or at least something more portable than one big piece. And it may end up worsted weight instead of baby yarn, because that's what I'll have left.

No way these blankets are going to be identical, whether the twins are or not (she didn't say). I just can't take this darn thing any more!!
 
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From:redbeardsghost
Date:August 4th, 2007 11:02 am (UTC)

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Don't stress making the blankets identical. When my twins were born, I found it sometimes harder to make them be different than to make them the same, and they're fraternal.
From:nutty_knitter
Date:August 6th, 2007 01:33 pm (UTC)
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You CANNOT be old enough to be knitting for your youngest neice. That just doesnt look right! I'm sure it is and i'm sure you're happy, aside from the blanket that is!
I hate making blankets. I generally get bored really fast. Like my honeycomb blanket that's been on the needles for how many months now.
Imma have to get my head out of my butt though. Roxy's Baby factory is in production again ;)
Good luck with the blankets.
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From:starsongky
Date:August 7th, 2007 03:21 am (UTC)
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She was three when I met gazerwolf, his big brother's youngest daughter. Niece's dad is six years older than hubby, eight older than me. She's in her mid-twenties now, with a six-year-old already and expecting twins this time.

Somebody suggested modular/domino knitting, that's going a lot better. A little over an hour a square, so there's more instant gratification finishing each one.

And congrats on the upcoming arrival on your end.
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From:robiewankenobie
Date:August 7th, 2007 12:36 pm (UTC)
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i found you on the six socks yahoo group...have you ever gone to the lexington stitch 'n' bitch? sounds like it would be right up your alley...
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From:starsongky
Date:August 8th, 2007 04:25 am (UTC)
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I can't drive so I've never had a chance to get there. I'd like to check into it someday though.

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