Sunday, May 24, 2009

Hemlock Ring Blanket

I decided to tackle the popular Hemlock Ring Blanket for my grandmother. This project was so much fun. I really enjoyed knitting from the center out. I used techknitter's great center-out cast on:

The bind-off took the better part of 4 hours to complete. Blocking seemed to take nearly as long. My husband is the biggest help with blocking. I really couldn't have done it without him. Overall this is a great project that I will definately make again.

Hemlock Ring Blanket

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Resurrecting the blog...and my knitting

I can't believe I last posted here in October of '07. I found out I was pregnant in August of '07 and the world seemed to come to a screeching halt. Well, it's 18 months later and I have a beautiful 14 month old baby boy.

During this time I did manage to knit a few things for my boys. This year, though, I really have the urge to knit some new and fun projects. So, I had the crazy idea to do 52 projects in 52 weeks. This won't mean that they each take just one week. That is certainly unrealistic given how slow I knit. But, it will help me balance out big and small projects. There are so many things I want to try and/or explore further such as socks, fair isle, intarsia, and lace knitting. So with the help of the Ravelry group I formed I will be off and running on a new knitting adventure.