The Next Frontier

Okay, so maybe "The Next Frontier" is a little too drastic for the title...Well I was going for a "Where no man has gone before" sort of thing, because I tried something new, but I failed to come up with a good way to phrase that. So I just stuck with the "Star Trek" theme and left it at that.

Back to the point, the +-*0\

Sorry that was actually way away from the cat stepped on the keyboard trying to attack my cursor, and it was so cute I had to keep it.

ANYWAY, so I started a new crochet project, which is *drumroll*...a blanket! I've never attempted to do a whole blanket before, so this is exciting. It all started when I checked out Mason-Dixon Knitting by Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne (who run together). This is probably my favorite knitting book ever! Tha authors are hilarious and the projects are some that i might actually do, a big plus for a knitting book. I think I've checked the book out from the library about three times... Well anyway, there's a section in the book about Log Cabin knitted blankets. This is a technique where you start by knitting a square, then pick up stitches from one side and knit a block, then pick up more stitches and knit another block. Well the end result looks something like this. (The link is to someone else's blog who has a pic of a log cabin blacket. It was the best picture I could find.) I'm improvising a crochet version of the technique, though. It's going to be black, white, a really pretty light blue color, and probably another color because I'm pretty sure I'm going to run out of blue. All are just yarn from my stash. I took a picture of what I have finished so far, but apparently my computer isn't reading from drive "I" so I can't load it. Maybe next post.

Alright, I'm going to go crochet now. Adios!


Staci said...

Aw, kitty :)

And that blanket looks ridiculously awesome. You are brave for attempting it!