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All hail enjoyably low-key holidays.

I woke up, opened all my Farmville presents, ate pancakes with brown sugar, talked to my mom and dad, and watched part of Love Actually, one of my favorite Christmas movies. Then Dan woke up, we opened the presents Santa left us (I got a box of fudge and a four-pack of the pre-Christian-Bale Batman movies, to go with my four-pack of Christopher Reeve Superman movies), I finished the movie, ate some leftovers, took a short nap, and watched Die Hard, my other favorite Christmas movie, while I finished knitting and felting a sleeve for my netbook, which turned out really damn well, if I do say so myself.

Then there was dinner, and I am now watching Aliens and working on my brother's blankie.
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Side Panel A: 25/25

Center Panel: 16/16

Side Panel B: 16/25
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Doh! My baby brother and his lady decided to put off their wedding by a year for financial reasons.

... So now I have time to knit even more besides just the blankie. >.>
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Side Panel A: 25/25

Center Panel: 16/16

Side Panel B: 10.5/25
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Side Panel A: 25/25

Center Panel: 16/16

Side Panel B: 3.75/25
ginger: (Default)
Side Panel A: 25/25

Center Panel: 16/16

Cast on for the third and last panel this evening :)

Side Panel B: 0.75/25

After that, all that's left is to knit on the other end border and stitch up the two long seams. (And fix the miscrossed cables, if I decide to do so. Still wibbling on that one.)

... and if I get this done before Christmas, I might stop trying to talk myself out of making matching throw pillows.
ginger: (argyle)

blankie2
Originally uploaded by shalicat
Side Panel A: 25/25

Center Panel: 10.5/16

ginger: (argyle)
Side Panel A: 25/25

Center Panel: 9.75/16

I have pictures on my camera. I'll post them when I find my dang-blasted camera cable. :) But I assure you - this blanket is looking effing SPECTACULAR.
ginger: (knit something)
Side Panel A: 25/25

Center Panel: 4/16
ginger: (argyle)
Side Panel A: 25/25

Center Panel: 2.5/16
ginger: (argyle)
Hoo boy.

So four and two-halves movies later (half of whatever I was watching yesterday, I Love You I Love You Not, my favorite episode of Due South, Stigmata, Braveheart, and half of Jurassic Park - about 8.5 hours total), Blankie Part A is done. (Well, sort of. The pattern has the end edging knitted separately and sewn on; I'm knitting it on sideways. So the panel is done and the edging is about a quarter done on that panel. But the *panel* was the important part to finish.)

Side Panel A: 25/25

Next (well, after the edging is done) comes some fiddling with the motifs on the center panel so I can figure out how I want to handle colorwork in it and get at least a couple of rows into it for Saturday morning.

Because holy CRAP, yo, five and a half days.

*giddy*
ginger: (Default)
Side Panel A: 19/25

6 repeats to go.



ZOMG.

I acquired some pwesents this afternoon, in a quick trip out and about.

Totally unrelated: My favorite shoes are a pair of black Dansko Ingrid clogs that I've had for almost three and a half years. Yesterday while I was walking to McD's to get some lunch, the elastic on the buckle end of the heel strap on the right shoe broke. I was sad. I took my shoes to the Shoe Service at Crossroads when I got home last night (the right one for fixing, and the left one for reference) - I dropped them off around 6:30pm on Wednesday, and the gentleman there replaced the elastic on BOTH of them (the elastic on the left one was looking pretty ragged, honestly) for less than $15, by 5pm today. Yay Shoe Service gentleman!
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Side Panel A: 17.5/25

7.5 repeats to go on Side Panel A. I want to have Panel A done before I leave for Nashville so I can start on either B or C (undecided which yet) while I'm there. (I want to use the same needles all the way through for continuity's sake.) On the one hand, I have 10 more days. In theory.

In actuality, it gets a little more complicated. I have, y'know, a job, which eats up a good bit of my days, and at 70% done, blankie is a bit too big to be portable for bus knitting. Also other stuff scheduled, and other trip prep what needs to be done.

Tomorrow 6/4: Movie night, but about 4 hours to work, give or take, minus the eating of pizza.
Friday 6/6: Raid 6:15-10:30pm
Saturday 6/7: Raid 5:30-10:30pm, movie night afters.
Wednesday 6/11: Spinning class 6:30-9:30pm
Thursday 6/12: Rainbow meeting 7-9:30pm
Friday 6/13: Raid 6:15-10:30pm

And then I have to be at the airport at like 5am on Saturday the 14th.

So that leaves me Thursday evening, Saturday day, Sunday, and Mon/Tues evenings for knitting (estimated 15 hours left; each repeat takes about an hour and a half to two hours (though I really don't know why, it's only 16 rows)) and trip prep, which will need to include a trip to Pike Place Market and a trip to the UPS store, which will need to be done before Saturday to make sure the stuff I'm sending doesn't get there too long after I do, plus a gauge swatch for a project using the yarn that's already waiting for me in Nashville and the winding of more yarn for whichever blanket panel comes next. And a handful of DVDs that still need to be copied to my computer for iPod transfer (at about an hour and a half a pop). And I need to pack. At least a half-dozen times, I'm sure.

EEEEE!
ginger: (knit something)
Side Panel A: 15/25


2.5 repeats done up this weekend, between working on some of it in the car and in the hotel room. I didn't work on it that much, but every little bit adds up!

So far, I only have two miscrossed cables that I need to, er, decide whether to fix or ignore. =/
ginger: (Default)
Side Panel A: 10/25
ginger: (argyle)
Side Panel A: 8/25

There! Now I have a tracker. :)
ginger: (argyle)

Blanket Panel A 1
Originally uploaded by shalicat
This is the first 3.5-ish repeats of one side panel of the blanket I'm making for my brother's wedding gift. 46.5 to go.

Closer look here :)

(The marker in the middle is a mis-crossed cable I need to fix. Dangit.)
ginger: (Default)
Oh kay.

So looking at this pattern reference and this picture of Panel A in progress, I think I might have figured out the pattern for the side panels, or at least close enough to be able to start it. :D

I can tell that the cables go Woven Braid / Trinity Stitch / Saxon Braid / Trinity Stitch / Woven Braid. The pattern reference I *do* have says that Panel A has a cast-on of 106 stitches, and the cables take up 80 of those. I can also tell from the pic that the vertical lines between the cable motifs are K2. With a lot of squinting, I *think* that what I'm aiming for is:

(inside edge)
P1, K2, P1 (4 stitches)
Woven Braid (10 stitches)
P1, K2, P1 (4 stitches)
Trinity Stitch (18 stitches)
P1, K2, P2 (5 stitches)
Saxon Braid (24 stitches)
P2, K2, P1 (5 stitches) (fixed)
Trinity Stitch (18 stitches)
P1, K2, P1 (4 stitches)
Woven Braid (10 stitches)
P1, K3 (4 stitches)
(outside edge)

*excited*

*Alternately, I can do P1 K2 P1 for the inside edge, using the edge stitch as a seam allowance, and P1 K3 for the outside edge. Thoughts? Implemented.
ginger: (knit something)
I .... oh. Oh, man. Shoot me now.

Did I say I was going to knit Lizard Ridge for my brother's wedding afghan?

My bad. I meant Burridge Lake. Mostly in off-white. With some of the cables in colorwork.

And did I mention that the site that the pattern was hosted on went down for good yesterday, so while I have a big chunk of the pattern via Google Cache, the actual, like, INSTRUCTIONS (which were in tables, saved as images) are nowhere to be found yet? (The pattern author has already told me that she absolutely intends to get the pattern up and available when she has time, but who knows when that will be.)

It's, um. It's a good thing the wedding isn't til May of next year. BUT MY GOD I WANT TO START KNITTING THIS PIECE OF AWESOME RIGHT NOW.

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