Sunday, March 13, 2011

starting a second block


Seems that my blanket block obsession is continuing unabated. I cast on the second block yesterday afternoon and have worked the first 21 rounds; time to switch to a circular needle, I think. The outside stitches are now dangerously close to the needle tips.

This is the second blanket that I've knit where the blocks are knit from the centre out, and I think it's a great construction method. After all, the blocks come out perfectly square no matter what you do.

Shirley, Christine and I are off today to check out another LYS: Knit-O-Matic. It's about 45 minutes from here and by no means our nearest LYS, but it's one of only a handful of yarn stores open on a Sunday. While skimming their website I noticed that this Mission Falls 1824 wool that I'm currently knitting is on sale. Now that could be dangerous!

4 comments:

Wanderingcatstudio said...

That yarn looks so soft and squooshy - it'd be hard not to knit with it!

Louise said...

Hope you had a successful shopping trip. Love the block pattern.

suse-the-slow-knitta said...

fab colour!

Magical Jane said...

really stunning!