Red Dirt Big Bad Baby BlanketSo, how's that knitting a mile thing coming?
More stash-busting. This is more from the "I'm stressed and I can relax if I just go to the Michael's around the corner from the church and stare at the yarn and oops! How did that yarn get in my basket?" stash.
But since I found out at the register the yarn was about $1.99 a ball on clearance, that makes this a $6 blanket.
Pattern: Big Bad Baby Blanket from Stitch 'n' Bitch
Yarn: Patons Classic Merino, color "Regency." Just under 3 skeins.
Needles: Size 7 Denises. I dropped down from the recommended 9 for the pattern to get a nice tight seed stitch.
Speaking of which. . .a border of seed-stitch (20 rows on each end) has whipped my seed stitch into tighter shape. Unfortunately, that means you can tell which end was the cast-on end.
And I gotta tell you, 40 rows of seed stitch for a border, and nothing but seed stitch and stockinette for that many inches is pretty mind-numbing. It's good TV knitting, though, so I highly recommend some TV show on DVD to get you through it (and if, say, it happens to have Sawyer from Lost on it, all the better). There are quite a few episodes of that show, Project Runway, my soap, and the hour of syndicated Two and a Half Men that went into this blanket. (What? I am the queen of guilty pleasure TV watching).