happy new year! kind of late, but better late than never! believe it or not, i have begun to knit for christmas next year. that's right folks....i am knitting 11 months in advance. i decided to make my mom the moderne log cabin blanket, and if i only wanted to do a block a month i would have it done around october, and in plenty o' time for christmas. well i am already on to the may block because i have fallen head over heels in love with garter stitch. i thought the pattern would be pretty boring, but it is my favorite thing to knit on! the color changes keep it interesting, and i already have ideas for making myself one.
i'm using cotton-ease, and i really, really like it. i wanted to do something machine washable, because you KNOW my mom will throw it in there even if i tell her not to. so i figure i should play it safe. if she felted my blanket into a washcloth i would have her head. :) so anywhos! its been all blanket all the time over here. i started it about a week and a half ago and here is the progress so far....p.s i love that you can use the blanket whilst knitting it, perfection!