Based on this blog, one would think I was sitting around doing very little in the way of knitting. While I am not someone who cranks out projects like mad, I have managed to keep my needles busy in spite of one shit-storm after another.(Do I have to make this post ‘adult-rated’ for saying this?)
My biggest accomplishment this winter was, by far, finishing the Cabled Throw. This project was knit over the course of 3 winters. I never thought I would be able to mark it finished on my Ravelry page. Here is the irony: My initial notes on the project page was to add a 😦 because the shape of the blanket reflected the change in my tension and skill over the years; starting out wide when my knitting was loose and “new”, to a gradual narrowing as my stitches became civilized. My decision to change my 😦 to a 🙂 was due entirely to the encouragement of my friends and fellow knitters. Over and over again, they told me how great it was to have a singular project with so much knitting history. This confounded throw was telling a story! Nothing dramatic, really, just a “Gee Girl, your knitting doesn’t suck anymore” tale. This is my ‘Linus’, my ‘special needs’ blanket. My boys love it. I love it. It smells like yummy wool. Granted, it is impossible to fold, having no ends that meet, but at the rate it is being used, I cannot imagine folding it for some time.