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There oughta be a law

It’s a slippery slope.  And I’m here to try to save you.  Seriously.  I am the example of what can happen to you.  I mean, look what I’m doing now.  Well, a little peek for now:IMG_5160.JPGMmmmn.  Squrshy.I know.  Chemgrrl said it best when she saw it at knitting group and said “Are you knitting ANOTHER blanket?!?”I could only nod my head.It’s sooo hard to stop.  It’s an addiction, I tell you.  Really, I’m just trying to protect you.  Don’t make the same mistakes I did.Really.  Unsubscribe from the Mason Dixon Ladies.  Do not read the January One archives because her blankets and photography are a dangerous combination.  And if you’re serious, you should close out of your browser now.  Before you read anymore here.I don’t want to be responsible for your addiction.   I mean look how pretty this looks:IMG_5163.JPGLook!  It has some red in it!  Just the right amout.  Yoiks. You want proof of how badly I’m addicted to blankets?  Really?Well, first there was the giant blanket of blue log cabin-y goodness.Then, I decided to make a mitered square blanket (which was recently finished btw.  Photos to follow soon).And from there followed the need to blanket others.  Including my sister.  I crocheted that one.  My parents are next in line.And then I felt like starting a blanket to document my job search.  Something very luxurious.  Inspired by the Buncha Squares blanket (WARNING.  Blanket content, click at own risk. – scroll to the Aug. 14th entry to see the one I’m talking about).IMG_5157.JPGIsn’t it pretty?  I love it.  It’s green.  And log cabin-ey.  And small.  And portable.It’s my own Buncha Squares-inspired blanket – but I think I’m going to call it the “Choose your own Adventure Blanket” – it fits with graduating with a Masters, getting a new job, moving to a new state, and all sorts of other fun stuff that I’m up to.  ‘Cause I’m making this all up as I go.I need a summer blanket for when my wool log cabin is too warm, right?Oh.  I should take this opportunity to say that I’m knitting this blanket out of Rowan Calmer.IMG_5162.JPGHere are the rulez (which are made to be broken) in case you’re interested:

  1. I can do whatever I want for the center 5 colors.  Really.  Whatever.  And even if I think it looks like barf at first, it always looks so good once it’s framed in the creams.
  2. The outside 8 blocks have to be added opposite to opposite (not rotating around – ie courthouse steps style) and they must be in established cream/white pattern.  1/2 the blocks will have white as last two strips, and 1/2 will have cream as the last two strips.
  3. Every 3rd square gets to have the fun red strip in between two of the outside rows.
  4. This blanket has to be fun.  No frustration or anger or stress.
  5. I can’t plan too far ahead.  Other than by doing the weight thing and knowing ahead of time that I’ll need 3 more balls each in the two creams. Hrmn.  But I probably won’t need them for a long time. So I’m not worrying about that now (see rule #4).
  6. Since green is my favorite color, it’s probably ok if it takes the front seat in more than one square (see rule #4 and rule #5).


Comment from Emilee
Time March 21, 2009 at 10:06 pm

Awesomely beautiful blanket. I always feel like I want to make “nesting” type projects when I’m in transition. Where are you moving to?

Comment from Kelly
Time March 22, 2009 at 7:51 am

You have inspired me with this fun post! I am nearly between projects and you may have lured me to the blanket side. ~KellyunDeniably Domestic

Comment from Kalani
Time March 22, 2009 at 1:16 pm

You are a bad influence. Baaaaaaad influence.

Comment from chemgrrl
Time March 23, 2009 at 10:12 am

Crap. Why did I look at the Buncha Squares link? I had forgotten about that one. I want one too now. Dammit.Although, have you seen Moonstitches’ hexagon blanket? Make.

Comment from orata
Time March 24, 2009 at 9:31 am

ooooh, caaaaaaaaaaalmer blanket! That is going to be heavenly.You got a job? What is it? Where are you moving to? And when? And aren’t you coming up sometime soon to Osh Kosh or wherever for that conference thing?

Comment from Shanda
Time March 29, 2009 at 2:40 pm

I love blankets, I just have a hard time making myself finish them… and as I say this I have just started the Hemlock Ring blanket! I “will” finish this one. I think I need to try the log cabin blanket too… I have NO will power.I also want to let you know I gave you a bloggy award over on my blog. :)

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