As promised, I’m updating you on the Sister-in-Law Afghan.
It occurs to me that I’ve never made you an afghan … I’ve made one for each of your kids, but I haven’t ever made you one. I did make you a gripload of chunky scarves back when I first learned to crochet, though. I bet if I sewed those all together they’d make a really cozy blanket.
This Eleventh Hour Blanket really did work up fast. I shouldn’t be surprised for a project called “Eleventh Hour Blanket,” but I was skeptical at the outset. I really dislike seed stitch — all the moving the yarn front to back and front to back … You don’t knit, so you don’t actually know what I’m talking about.
I instagrammed a photo of the first few rows of knitting six days ago, and I cast off the almost-finished blanket last night. In the past five days I re-watched a whole season of “The IT Crowd” (the seasons are really short), revisited Paris Je T’aime (that one with Sergio Castellitto and Miranda Richardson gets me every time), and watched a terrible 90s movie where Renee Zellweger plays a young Hasidic woman liberated from her constricting marriage and life.
After I finished the blanket part of the blanket, I watched about thirteen hundred videos on how to make an attached i-cord. I’m new to i-cord, and the attached business is not making sense to me right now. But I was also watching the misadventures of Chris O’Dowd and Richard Ayoade on “The IT Crowd,” so I have to admit my attention was divided.
Tonight, I’ll buckle down and really go through the tutorials. It currently feels like there is a very crucial step that I’m somehow completely missing, but I know it’s got to be in those instructions somewhere.
Final update to come … hopefully.
Here’s the knitters’ mumojumbo for those who’d like to know: The pattern is the Eleventh Hour Marled Blanket from Purl Bee. I’m using Cascade Magnum in the color “Sphere” and Cascade Superwash 128 in “Ecru.” (It’s way cheaper than the Purl Soho-brand Gentle Giant and Super Soft Merino that the pattern calls for.) As suggested by Purl Bee, I’m working with US 36, 40-inch circular needles and US 17 DPNs.