two lights

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A month of solid knitting, and I have myself a pretty big blanket.  I’ve been knitting for about 9 years, and this is my first adult-sized blanket.  Blanket knitting takes forever, and it’s boring.  You can’t really throw it in your shoulder bag.   It doesn’t travel well.  But there are pluses.  No worrying about it fitting.   It will always look good on me.   It will outlast trends.   It’s simply amazing to look at the zillions of stitches.   The pride that comes with knitting an enormous project . . . is beyond words.   I just love it.  The pattern was intuitive, and my fingers soon memorized the stitches and rows while I watched every episode of three seasons of Boardwalk Empire AND all the Lord of the Rings movies.  That’s a lot of neck slicing.  Just saying.   Sometimes I would take a break and dance.

4 Responses to “two lights”
  1. Debbie says:

    Well, it is INDEED lovely and I agree, big projects deliver big rewards. Well done, my friend. And…I love the green. My most favourite of colours. Always.

  2. tara says:

    beautiful, nadine. i have been itching lately to knit a blanket for next winter. (i’m not fooling myself. i know i won’t have it finished for this year.) i knit a blanket for mike about 6 years ago — wide strips, all in moss seed stitch. although he uses that blanket every night, that blanket kind of sucked up all my blanket knitting mojo. it was a christmas gift and there were a lot of late nights — in the middle of the blanket, there is a section where the stitch pattern is messed up because i actually fell asleep but kept on knitting. i decided to leave it messed up because it reminds me of the actual process of knitting that mother—— of a blanket. sorry, i did not mean for this comment to become all about MY blanket. what i mean to say is that i think you have inspired me to knit another blanket. happy sunday, friend.

  3. Robyn says:

    It looks great! Love the color!

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