Here's what you've all been waiting for: a picture of the mitered cross blanket all sewn together.


It kind of reminded me why I don't like quilting. I don't have the patience to line up all the seams correctly. Harumph. But I still love it. Still have to weave in the ends from seaming and knit an icord edge. It fits on my lap and has this wonderful heft to it. Thin blankets are a pet peeve of mine, but the mitered cross blanket knit in cascade 220 worsted feels warm and cozy. I hope that it wears long enough for my grandchildren to cozy up in it 30 years from now. That's not too unrealistic, right?


I've managed to fit other knitting projects in this week. I knit a few rows on the multnomah shawl and a few rounds on one of the Christmas socks, but the Shakespeare cardigan was completely ignored. I want to get back to that project. Maybe that's a goal for this week, but I also would love to knit a few rounds on the Dahlia Cardigan. That lighter lace may be just the thing after the heavy blanket seaming.

  • Christmas Socks #1 (6% done)
  • Christmas Socks #2
  • Christmas Socks #3
  • Christmas Socks #4
  • Multnomah Shawl (5% done)
  • Older Boy Cardigan
  • Younger Boy Cardigan
  • That Knitted Cuff Thing
  • Pepperberry Knits Hat
  • Mitered Block Blanket (90% done)
  • Shakespeare Cardigan (55% done)
  • Dahlia Cardigan (3% done)

On the home front, the husbeast has been home for the last couple of weeks between jobs. We have one last week of daddy staycation and we're going to enjoy it. He's been helping me get a lot of knitting done ;). The boys still love their days at day care and yonger boy is finally walking!!!! It only took 21 months! He's at that point where he tries to walk more than he crawls. On top of that he is... wait for it... sleeping on his own in the crib without nursing!!!!!!!!!

That's big reason to celebrate. I'm getting better sleep at night. We just have to transition older son to get used to sharing a room with Liam and I will have my room back. So exciting. And I got my dresser finally out of storage and I have a proper place for my clothes. It's amazing how much a good dresser makes a home.

What have you been knitting? Hope this week finds you happy and warm. Please say hi and I'll give you a visit!

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