Friday, January 11, 2008

Duty Knitting

...sigh...

I hate how duty knitting weighs on me. Don't get me wrong - I love making things for my friends and family who are having babies. I feel so happy when I see the babies wrapped up in the blankets, hats, or sweaters I make for them. What I want to know is what does it seem that duty knitting takes so much more time than anything else? Even when it is only a 30" by 30" square blanket?

I have two baby blankets going right now - a crocheted moss stitch one for my sister Teri and a knitted pinwheel blanket for my friend Asami. I should be clear and free after that - I don't know anyone else pregnant. 2007 was the year of everyone I know getting knocked up!

Today I received the March 2008 issue of Creative Knitting in the mail - I can't even link to show the projects because they haven't updated their website yet... but there are a few nice things (and a few doozies) in it. Two I like are the Wheat Cable Vest (and I would elongate the bottom ribbing by 2-3 inches) and the Women's Communicate By Cable Pullover (and I would change the bottom of the sleeves to match the bodice ribbing). Two doozies? The Changing Seasons Cardigan - the toggles aren't measured out evenly and it just looks bad - and the Please Me Pleats Skirt. No one needs a tight knitted skirt.

Okay... those babies aren't going to wait for me to finish their blankets...

6 comments:

Nell said...

You can do it!!! I'm slogging away at a project right now too. But we can do it!!!

Lauren said...

You enjoy the end result, that doesn't mean you enjoy the process. Keep at it and you'll be done, and able to move on!

Eryn said...

Oddly placed toggles aren't flattering for every woman? OK - stop laughing at my sparkling wit and go knit!

Bezzie said...

Blarg, I hear you on the baby knitting. 99.9% of the time I never even get to meet the babies. They're for hubby's coworker's offspring.

Batty said...

What, you don't want tight, knitted bucket butt? Whyever not?

mari said...

I have never seen Creative KNitting before. I will have to find it to take a look at it.

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