Wednesday, September 9, 2015

slow going

Fall is soooo busy. So I find myself feeling like I'm not moving forward on my projects, but I have to remind myself that I am--just slowly. As you can see, I've picked my garter squish blanket back up again. I've just started the second ball of gray Homespun--once it's finished I'll move on to the next color section: blue! Right now I've knit 3/6 skeins of gray homespun, 3/6 skeins of orange Hobby Lobby Purl Bee yarn and 2/4 skeins of black Heartland. So really this project is moving along!

Over the weekend I decided to frog the brioche cowl that was one of my many WIPs I'm determined to finish or frog, and immediately used the yarn to cast on a Montague Street cowl. It's mitered squares, basically. It's knitting up super fast but I find myself not so much in love with it. I'm just not a fan of the big bumpy decrease ridge that mitering a square creates. Has anyone blocked a mitered square project before? Does blocking smooth that out? Since I feel so ambivalent about this project I may be ripping yet again, we'll see ... 


Today I'm linking up with Tammy's Stitch-Along Wednesday, Ginny for Yarn Along, and Nicole for Keep Calm Craft On.

5 comments:

  1. I've never knitted mitred squares (never mind blocked them) so can't help there, but personally I think they look kinda funky. Maybe sleep on it before you decide to rip them out again!

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  2. I'm glad it's not just me! They look wonky ... maybe I'm not doing the decrease correctly!

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  3. Your garter squish blanket is looking great!

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  4. Love those colors! Thanks for sharing.

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