Friday, July 20, 2007

So close!

All the knitting is complete for the mitered baby blanket. The squares are all seamed together. Let me tell you it took hooouuuurrrrrrrrrrrrrrs. I love mattress stitch but I had a time getting all the stripes to match just so. I may have said some very naughty words a time or ten... Then came the sewing of the large squares together. More cursing occurred and it drove me to drink. All it took was a few vodka tonics and I was finished!

All the ends have been woven in. Yes, I weave in the ends even though I am backing it. I always stress about my hand knit gifts coming apart. It survived a trip through the washer and is now in the dryer.
The cotton backing has even been washed and dried and is ready for some action!
I just had to have this print when I saw it.
As soon as the knit portion is out of the dryer I have to attach the lining and sew on the satin border. I imagine that will take up a huge chunk of my day. So far it looks as if this may get finished right on time.

9 comments:

DAWN said...

Wow!! what a trippy blanket--love it!! you are a braver woman than I to tackle all those strips and seaming together. Arghhhhh

Yarn It said...

It looks fantastic! As dawn said, it is kind of trippy! The backing looks very fun. Can't wait to see the entire thing!

melinda said...

MUST. HAVE. Where is the pattern from? Did I miss that part earlier? I swear, I read, but then it all comes dribbling out my ear.

xoxo

Andrea said...

The blanket is hot!!! It reminds me of looking through a kaleidoscope. Loving it.

del said...

Oh my, how beautiful! And you're lining it, even better. Awesome job, Amanda...that's gotta be a treasured heirloom.

Amysatx said...

Wow-cool blanket! I get a little dizzy if I stare at it too long though-hee!

TheSteph said...

Amanda, your blankie is great! I am making the same one with all different colors. (I swear, I'll post a picture soon...) I'm only seven squares into it, though. Yours looks awesome! I love the colors. :) Excellent.

We always end up thinking about the same projects at the same time!! Weird.

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