Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Rough Week

Well the past 5 days have been rough to say the least. I think that the hubby and I have been trough the whole range of emotions and back again. It has been exciting and full of worry. We have learned some hard truths (some I didn’t want to admit) and learned how much we are loved. Finally after all of this we have come to a decision…WE ARE BUYING OUR FIRST HOUSE!! Is it this hard for everyone the first time?? It was definitely a tough decision but we feel it’s the right one for us.

I am happy to say that the Big Bad Baby Blanket is done!!! I am *so* relieved to have that off the needles. Do you ever get that feeling when something has been taking too long to knit? I felt like I needed to finish it. Now that it’s done I really want to cast on for a new sock…But I feel like I have to at least finish the first Purple Eater sock first, or else I would never finish it. Well If I turn the heel soon, it shouldn’t take me that long to finish it. I envy the people that finish a pair a week…

Yarn: Baby Acrylic (I wanted it to be washable…)

Needles: 5.0 mm Bamboo Circulars

Pattern: Big Bad Baby Blanket from “Stitch ‘N Bitch: The Knitter’s Handbook” by Debbie Stoller

Pattern Designer: Lisa Shobhana Mason

Date Finished: 8/26/2007


Overall I liked how that blanket turned out. The design is pretty but it is *really* boring to knit. I mean really boring. I thought that the seed stitch border and switching from knit to purl half way across would keep me from just falling asleep, but no. I think the yarn is ok…I could have probably used some superwash wool so it could be washed but at the time I was just learning to knit and I didn’t know if I would even finish it. I didn’t want to buy all that wool and not finish it. I do like the colors a lot too. Would I knit it again? Not on my life.

I may have some more baby knits in the near future…And no they are not for me. I just found out that my cousin is pregnant. Yay!! Now I can fit in some more easy baby knits.

Wish us luck!!

-Michele-

3 comments:

Gnat said...

Congrats on the decision to buy your first house. We just moved this weekend and the decision was huge but the moving was bigger. I wish you the best and hope all falls into place as it goes.

I like that baby blanket as well. I've been reading that book and enjoyed it tremendously.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on making the big plunge to buy your first house! Yes, is always a big decision. But my advise, don't rush yourselves! We had to make a quick decision because our first baby came earlier than expected and our contract with our landlord was about to expire and they wouldn't let us rent month to month. So take your time and really buy what you want, and try not to settle.

Your blanket looks great and I am sure the baby who gets to snuggle it will love it!

Your secret pal

Angela Martínez said...

wow! Buying your first house is such a huge accomplishment, and such a huge ordeal. If your marriage can survive THAT, you're ready for anything. :)

Good luck!

Looking forward to seeing you soon, and to the fiber-in!! Yippie!