I can't believe I'm saying this out loud, but I can barely tear myself away from knitting the Rainbow Ripples blanket to stop in and blog about it. I am LOVING this project.
It seems like only last year when I was here, knitting this very pattern and lamenting and agonizing about how bloody bored I was. I thought I'd never finish. Now, here I am, same pattern, similar yarns and I do not want to put this baby down. Maybe it's because it looks spectacular.
Gilli Hook knitting guild meeting with this blanket and lovely women, complete strangers, came up to me to tell me how gorgeous this blanket was. Even my own sister, a non-knitter, gasped when I showed it to her. She loved it. I'm clearly on to something here.
Maybe it's the change in colors? Even the massive amount of end weaving can't make me love this project less. I'm going to have a hard time parting with this project, so I'm going to need you to tell me to cut the chord when the time comes. (What does a childless woman need with THREE baby blankets? This is getting ridiculous!)
I was hardly able to rip myself away from the project last week, where I set goals of turning the heel on my sock and blocking my blanket. None of that happened, too enchanted was I with the color progression on my rainbow masterpiece. This weekend I couldn't allow myself the same inactivity... and so I quickly whipped up a February hat for the hat pact
I keep waiting for the novelty to wear off. To wake up one morning and feel this overwhelming sense of gloom over having to knit one more stupid row, of a stupid 2 row repeat pattern. But it doesn't happen. I actually wonder how early I would have to get up to sneak in a row or two before work. DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE TO SLEEP AND HOW I WOULD NEVER DREAM OF SACRIFICING ANY OF THAT TIME? The sheer fact that I am thinking of committing the unspeakable act of getting up early to knit this speaks volumes about my enchantment with this project!!! (I suppose we could credit it in part to listening to "The Hunger Games" which has also gripped me recently...)
The one little thing that worries me- that sits in my brain reminding me that I am only a mere mortal, and despite my knitting a little piece of magic, I worry it's going to be short. I'm looking at how much yarn I have left in the colors and I don't think I could pull off another repeat. So that leaves me a little nervous. Hopefully next blog post won't be me here wailing to you here about just how short it is. BUT- this week we focus on the positive and talk less and knit more.
Back to the blanket....