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Monday, January 14, 2013

Flower Field

The Perianth baby blanket proceeds slowly. Very, very slowly. It has been worked on for the past three weeks with total devotion. Calculations show about 80% of the centre field of flowers has been knitted. It hasn’t felt like a slog but boredom is starting to play a factor. Something like 40 rounds remain before the border, and they can probably be managed by the close of play on Friday.

Last week the bottom border was cut off, which may have been a hasty move. Not caring for the change in weight between the stockinette portion of the show and the stranded work, removing it felt good. The will to carry on with a totally stranded piece is, however, disappearing. Fast. Especially given that the border represents about 45% of the total knitting effort (by area). With Maplewing and Perianth both due in mid-March, devoting an additional 3-4 weeks of knitting time to the blanket will certainly be pushing the limits of my comfort zone. We’ll see how it goes in the next week or so.

It has been dull chez nous, which is quite nice. No drama is not really good for blogging, but it sure is good for the soul.


  1. Gale- Give me "no drama" every time.

    It's a lovely blanket. I started a green baby cardigan-