Monday, May 14, 2007
I'm using elann sonata on #6 denise circs. i bought 20 skeins to start and will buy more as needed. i'm hoping to make a double sized bedspread, or a 6x6 grid, so i have a long way to go. more info can be found on my blog.
Sunday, May 13, 2007
I'm having a "Guess How Many Miters I Knit On our Drive to CA" contest, and the prize will be a $25 gift certificate to Blue Moon Fiber Arts (home of Socks that Rock!). If you're interested, please visit my blog at: http://knitpsychos.hello-lovely.org! It should be the first entry. :D
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Woo hoo! Oh, and that "Corner Square" in the title? It's not that pink and taupe one in the picture... It's this square:
...which was supposed to be this square:
BUT - because I'm an idiot - I overlooked the fact that you have to start with a backwards 7 as stated in the Mason-Dixon no-sew mitered square and picked one that was a regular 7. So that square is going to become this one instead (AKA The Lone Corner Square):
Hee hee - oops.
And oh, I started the hot pink and light pink miter (the one underneath the completed upper-right corner square) which IS a backwards 7, just upside-down. *Whew!*
That's all folks! Keep on mitering on!
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
I have plans for other squares to represent the recent tragedies in our nation. I live nearby Virginia Tech so the tragedy that unfolded there a few weeks ago hit rather close to home.
I didn't mean to make my miters sound so depressing. I have often heard people refer to knitting as therapeutic and the new yoga. It wasn't until now that I understood exactly what they were talking about. It really does help me deal with stress, trauma, and sadness. It brings me joy and it relaxes me. Knit on, miterers!
Sunday, May 6, 2007
My name is Manda, and I reside in Blogland at http://knitpsychos.hello-lovely.org.
Cara has been a great inspiration to my knitting. First the Jaywalkers, now the Mitered Square blanket. I see how and why they are so addicting, however I have things that "MUST GET DONE" right now... and this blanket is just a "eh. When I finish it, it'll be done" sort of project. I am feeling the Call of the Miter, though.
Yesterday, reinspired by this KAL, I knit a mitered square!! :) I have ideas for color combos, but I know I will forget... so I'm going to have to start writing them down. Or maybe borrowing the square template below. ;) heeh
Here are my squares so far: