And the show is back on the road…

The yarn arrived in the mail today!


The colors are right, so no issue there.

And I have already started

I am so glad to FINALLY start on this thing.

In other news, I am logging the time it takes me to knit on this blanket, so next time someone asks “How long did it take you?”, I won’t have to guess. So far, it’s been about 3 hours, so I’ve been making good time.

I’m done!

I finally finished it! Well…I finished knitting. I still have to fix the mistakes, iron it, and sew the back on.

Here are the pictures:


Finished goomba and bricks


The crazy back


Size comparison to me. I’m 5’1″ and the blanket covers all of me but my head. It’s 50 inches wide.
The expression on my face is really creepy, hahaha!

There it is! It’s pretty heavy. It weighs in at 1.2 pounds.

If you like it, please share it with your friends!

“The end of February”; About that…

I didn’t meet my goal. Today’s the last day of February, and I’ve still got seven rows to go 😦

I will be done by this weekend. I will make myself.

Here is a picture of my project at the end of the day:

(Almost) Finished!

I have EVERY thing done except the bricks on the bottom : DD
I have only 19 rows to go on the bricks… then I’m finished!

Here are some pictures:



I have some corrections to make on the pipe.


Full view! Size compared to my cat, Stinky, in the corner up there.

Feb. 16 Update

It’s been a while since I’ve updated. I’ve made quite a lot of progress. I have only 8 rows to go before I get to the final brick pattern on the bottom.

Here is the pipe as of  yesterday:

Here is the spiky dude:

It’s almost done : D

Here is the second half of the bush:

And that is all, because I’m watching Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Frustration!

I am, as I have stated, about 40 rows away from my goal. As I was working through the spiky turtle and the bush, I noticed that I should have started the goomba three rows ago…

I had to unravel those three rows, which is much worse than knitting three… or five, for that matter.
Now that I have gotten to the right place to start the goomba, I realize that I do not have a color that is appropriate for it, so I’ll have to do some yarn shopping.

Even though I have had this setback, I assure you that I will begin working on the blanket again as soon as possible.