Well- the good news is that I'm knitting now more than I have in the last 2 months... as things start to wind down we find our evenings with an hour or two where I can sit and commune with the needles again. The bad news is that even that doesn't make this blanket seem to go any faster.
Yes. It's progress. But I've forgotten what a time/yarn suck garter stitch knitting is. It's slow. (Note to self.... keep it light on garter stitch projects from here on out!) The good news is that the rows are starting to feels shorter as the decreases have started adding up- and it's, in theory, faster knitting from here on out. Would love to make some real progress on this soon- just so that I can move on to some of the moving pieces on this to at last feel like I'm getting somewhere.
Also, this weekend, after having a discussion with my MiL, I decided to enter a simple project I knit earlier this year into the Stampede. The idea of not participating at all kind of had me down and I decided I could put something in- even if it wasn't my usual type pieces. I'll keep that a surprise until the entry is in. Usually I enter something I've knit that I'd categorize as "extra special". This time I'd more categorize the project as "nice job"- but nothing outstanding. It'll be interesting to see where that stacks up in the grand scheme of judging.
And that dear people is it. I'm hoping next time I'm here, it's to celebrate the end of a seemingly endless forray into garter stitch and the blanket will start taking (faster) shape. Do not fret pets, for there is hope in July. A few morning/afternoon camps are planned and I'm hoping to capitalize on some knitting then too.
I'll leave you with this photo I took last week of Parker and I at the park- because it's cute and, well, it's my blog I can do what I like. Haha.