Saturday, September 23, 2006

I've gotta block those blocks

I finally get this thing up and going and what do they do??? They take away my internet.
Sigh...
Well, at least it gave me a week of pure knitting and erm... school work?

So, here's the dirt. I started a blanket in the summer while working at my mom's shop Mary's Yarns in Unionville, Ontario. (Ok, so we may not have our own website yet but please bear with us. We're knitters. Not web-wizards.) We began what became informally known as "the block a month club" where we knit a square each month out of Manos del Uruguay, the goal being that in a year, each person would have a 12 square blanket. The pattern is the Four Seasons Throw and I just picked two colours... the two colours that just weren't moving from the shelves. Customers... I mean REALLY! Where IS your taste??? I think that this would look stunningly gorgeous in just about any living room, draped over the neon pink couch we all have in there. I quite truthfully am utterly thrilled that I landed these fantastic two colourways because believe me... one day, I WILL have a neon pink couch, and this blanket will look GREAT. You'll be sorry.

So, the blanket is actually knit in strips but to keep is easier to cart around with us, we decided to knit it in squares. This is what I have so far. 10 beautiful blocks in my stairwell.


I just got this sudden burst of energy to get this thing into the final stretch this week and so I cranked through 3 squares. I would love to have it done by Christmas and at this rate, it's most definately possible. I know I will indeed put off the sewing together of it for quite some time though. It's the knitting that I love! Not the sewing...
As I look at it though, I don't think that I will be getting to the sewing of it until Christmas anyways. One quick look at the next image and you will see why I desperately need to borrow my mother's blocking wires.


Wow. Yeah. I know. I am going to have to block the living you-know-what out of these blocks to make them all even. Well, I have faith. And if that doesn't work, I'll just have 12 zany cushions to give away for Christmas.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

HI Lynn......

Lookin' good! You are my inspiration and now I'm off to knit for a week. Looking forward to your next entry.
MJCxo

helga said...

great new entry on the blog- firmament. keep up the good
work, spreading the knitting gospel.
ciao...

Louanna said...

OH lovely Lynn, how I miss thee.
I'm so happy to have stumbled upon your little site. Glad to see you're still a knitting machine. Your projects look great...very impressive. As Colin would say...Lynn Cullen, you just rock out with your needles out!
With Love...