Two Tuesdays ago, it was the last week of school, awards week. For some reason, everything I’d done that week had taken twice as long as it should, and I was down to the wire. If I didn’t return to school, there would be lots of disappointed fourth and fifth graders who would be holding blank sheets of paper instead of the gorgeous award certificates that they should receive.
So I rushed into the knitting group that night, handed poor Jeri the mostly assembled blanket pieces and my crochet hooks, got an update on status (more squares had been turned in but one was still unfinished), begged forgiveness for not being able to stay, and rushed out. I didn’t think about the Blanket again until the weekend, when Edie sent me a message to tell me that she was holding on to it for me.
On Tuesday, I met up with Joy, Jeri, Edie, the Blanket, and the rest of the group for the weekly meeting. Jeri also had the last square, which she had knitted herself (despite the fact that she had already knitted one). For the rest of the evening, Jeri, Joy, and I switched off joining the last piece to the last strip and then seaming the last strip to the rest of the blanket. I had to leave before we finished with the last strip, so the Blanket returned home with me.
Tonight, I finished the seaming!
I still haven’t weaved in the hundred or so ends that are dangling from it, and it hasn’t been washed or blocked, but I’m very pleased with it so far. There are some size differences in the squares, but I think that the blocking will even those out even more. I still want to gather up a cross-reference of squares to stitch patterns used, just for future reference.
The question that remains is whether we want to add a border to it. I think that it will help the overall shaping, but I don’t know how to do it with the varying edges (different row and stitch gauge) on the squares. I might need to do some studying of the outer edges to see if there’s a way to even everything out.
If you have any suggestions, feel free to leave them here!
In other knitting news, I finished the Doctor Who socks, with the exception of Kitchnering the toes. I’ll probably do those tomorrow morning, while the hubby and little grump are still asleep. The house is always so quiet at about 7 AM that I think I could do it without losing my place (even without Micki, my Kitchener hero!).