Monday, November 23, 2009
Ann, this is for you!
Ann has been wheedling, cajoling, suggesting, hoping. . . that we will post pictures of ourselves along with our knitted and crocheted contributions. Now, no one hates being photographed more than I do, but I decided to bite the bullet and do this for her. My daughter tends to get better pictures of me than most people, so I enlisted her help. So here I am (last time Ann saw me, 7 years or so ago, my hair was still brown and very curly -- this is what 7 years will do).
The weather forecast was damp, which has been the case for the last several months, so I rushed the blanket to its photo shoot pre-blocking, on what was expected to be the one good day. It looks OK here, but it looks really good now that it's been washed and everything is nicely evened out and flattened. I made 12 10-inch mitered squares, starting with two blue sides and working down to the bright little squares. It required 4 and most of a 5th skein of blue Peace Fleece, with odds and ends, also of Peace Fleece, for the other colors.
Things never come out quite the way they looked in my head, but I'm pretty pleased with this one. If I were to use this design again, I think I'd add blue on the two edges where the small bright squares come abruptly to the edge, but this one is on its way to keep some little person warm!