I completely forgot that one of my attorneys is expecting his first child in a few weeks. Well I didn’t forget, so much as I forgot when. When you work with the male of the couple you don’t have that constant reminder as with a female. I was going to do the name blocks, but they refuse to tell anyone what the name of the child is. We do know that the infant will be born a female. And through another blunt attorney who’s working in my court found out the color this infant’s room has been decorated in.
So I determined that a blanket would be an adequate present and well I really liked the Tamarix Quilt in the Fall 2010 Interweave. Plus the parents of this infance are both attorneys, drink expensive wine, and are more “modern” individuals. I wanted a pattern that didn’t look like their grandmother knit it in 1960 or 1970. I like knitting mitered squares, and the design is very modern I think, and it looked like an easily portable project. But when I checked out the pattern on Ravelry, I really didn’t like aspects of the design. Mostly the sides. So I decided I’d edit the design, the sides and top added a somewhat southwest flair to the blanket I’m just not in love with, of course maybe its the colors the blanket was knit in as well. But the basic center and corner design I love, so I decided to modify. This is where I need your help.
I charted out several new possible designs. I’ve narrowed it from 14 possible choices to 4. So please vote, by leaving me a comment and let you know which one you prefer. The yarn has been ordered and as soon as I finish the Shetland Faroese Shawl I’ll be starting this. The infant is due to become an oxygen breather around middle september, and I’d like to have the blanket done somewhere around then if at all knitterly possible.
In other news, well there really isn’t much. I’m feeling much better from last week’s illness. I’ve had to work late several evenings this week, so I have not knit as much on the shawl as I’d like, but I’m making fair progress and should hopefully be finished with it, about the time my yarn for the above blanket arrives, or at least relatively close to that, and I’ll have plenty of yarn so I won’t have to scavange the yarn around the swift.
This weekend will be cleaning the house and going grocery shopping. My life is just sooooooo exciting!