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July 30, 2007




What I said last Friday, and still without picture-worthy progress!

Alright, alright. Only for you, my friends.

One of my projects has suddenly turned quite interesting! After mindlessly knitting the main panel of the Fir Cone scarf for what seemed like an eternity, I've finally reached the other border!

The first border is more than two months and fifty-two unblocked inches behind me, so I've had to do a bit of "reacquainting."

It's slowly coming back. My motivation to finish this scarf is very high because I love everything about it! I can't wait for the weather to cool so I can wear it around town :).

However, whenever I'm at home, I opt to tackle The Beast:

With 12 stripes completed, the Underpants Blankie is as portable as a lap cat. Nowadays, each stripe eats up almost a full skein of yarn. Mamasita! But, oh, I'm so close to finishing, and I really love the way it's coming out. So I keep chugging along...

Posted by Kathy on July 30, 2007 08:32 PM


Just wanted to say that you're a talented knitter, I've been reading your blog for a long time, and that I love you! Bye!

Wow, first to comment.

Wow, first to comment. Just wanted to say that you're a talented knitter, you're also a great writer, and that I love your blog.

the red of the Fir Cone Lace scarf is amazing. Do you have a recipient in mind for the blankie, or are you keeping it for yourself?

I'm loving that blanket! It's going to be beautiful. *What's going on with the Ene?*

I like the textural alteration between the off-white and the colored stripes.

Beautiful scarf, I can't wait to see it!

Am I the only one who can't help but notice that the "Underpants Blanket" looks even more like, well, underpants when wadded up in that particular configuration?

I love that blanket!

Prediction: Underpants Blanket is the new Log Cabin.

Goodness, that scarf is lovely. If only I could justify another scarf... though I don't have many dressy ones, and that could certainly be dressy. Hmmm... ;)

I love the Underpants Blanket -- particularly the great colors you're using -- and I can't wait to see it finished. Brava!

What a beautiful scarf. Even if it is mindless knitting, the center panel is really pretty.

I can't wait to see the scarf finished. I looks beautimus even unblocked!

I can't wait to see the underpants blankie finished! Very cool. Panties and all!

Your blankie is fab....really can't wait to see it finished! Great scarf too!

Is the fir cone scarf actually red? I love the color in the picture, and can't wait to see yours finished, 'cause I doubt I'll make it myself (no love for the nups). The blankie looks so cute!

I lurve the underpants blankie!

As always, you knitting looks awesome. I'm not familar with the Fir Cone Scarf pattern so I find it very interesting the way it appears to be curling up on the one side. Cool blanket as well.

Like so many who've gone before me, I love the blanket. I'm itching to work a blanket of my very own, but not until the dissertation is turned in. Heh, if the degree itself isn't a motivator, the knitting sure is!

Fabulous underpants blanket. It has me doing a mental inventory of my yarn and thinking that maybe I should attempt to make a scrappy version of it to use up some odds and ends. Love the color of your fir cone scarf.

Kathy, your knitting is beautiful, as always. Your Fir Cone scarf is inspiring me to dust off my copy of VLT and get crackin' on some lace. Keep up the good work! : )

I love that blanket!

I just finished a scarf out of VLT, and I loved doing both borders! I hate knitting stuff separately and sewing it on, and was so relieved that I wouldn't have to.

They're both looking *just great*, Kathy, they really are. I'm about to tackle my first border from VLT, in red no less. I'll be thinking of you!

The Blankie looks like the bottom of a tote bag in that picture. The kind you put your towels and sunblock and paperback novel in when you go to the beach on a gorgeous summer day. :-) It's the stripes, I guess... they just seem so summery.

The name "underpants blankie" just cracks me up!!

both projects look lovely! can't wait to see them finished.

Don't know if you read the Blueprint blog but my Art Deco Beret was featured today, which thrilled the heck out of me!

One of my knitting pals make the "blankie". She finished last week and added a chrochet border ('cuz she didn't like the I-cord alone). It's really beautiful...persevere!!

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