so, as you guys know- I love the simple knit stitch of this pattern.... you can sit anywhere, listen to conversation, lectures, music, really- anything (even watch Oregon State play the BCS... and I don't even like football... just imagine how much knitting I accomplished last night).
Yesterday, I went to a lecture given by Temple Grandin.... who if you EVER get a chance to see... you must! She is inspiring, especially for parents of an autistic or sensory integrated child. I just knitted away as she spoke~ and we were all just happy as pie! mmmm....pie!
You can put this project down at anytime and pick it up without feeling like you have to figure out where you are. The blanket from the past summer that I worked on- was a hit with the little baby it was for (made with organic cotton cord)... and with another baby due next month... I have another in the works.
This sort of pattern is also being used right now to make a long shawl (using a chenille burgundy yarn. I bought 6 skein for $10, at a thrift store about 7 years ago)...
I started both of these projects just after Christmas and I am already feeling so accomplished.
The shawl is really coming out nicely- and with the chilly weather here- working on it is also keeping me quite comfy. If I am ever working on it in public- people are always wanting to touch it- it is that remarkably soft!
The best thing about these project moving right along- is that there is now a bit of room in my yarn cubbie......
for more yarn????
I can already see my husbands face in disbelief ( come on readers- you know the face!).
so, are you needling????
after thought- okay, so I have been corrected... it is UofO not Oregon State--- once again, I am not a football fan, nor do I comprehend college rivalry... my bad!