Way back in May, I attended the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival with my good friend,
The yarn was immediately caked when I got back to my hotel room, and I cast on for it that night. In case anyone is curious, my entire haul looked a bit like this:
Only one other skein of yarn (STR mediumweight for a Chevron scarf I'd like to make) and LOTS of honey! I also bought a stuffed sheep... don't ask...
Well, knitting the blanket has been a bit slow going - as blankets sometimes are. But I finished the last of my 10 squares - again, that's what the pattern calls for - in late August. After laying them all out on my bed, and after a few discussions with my friend
On Tuesday this week, I began seaming my squares exactly as the pattern calls for - 3 needle bind off, RS facing.
I'm not sure if you can see that... there's a GIANT seam in the middle of these two squares!! Does this help?
It isn't exactly the look I was going for with my seams. So my next thought was to just seam them with a needle and some yarn. Yea, I hate seaming. Just really not something I enjoy doing. And just last week, the one of the Mason-Dixon ladies had seamed their blanket with wrong sides facing, so maybe I'd try that, just to see.
Now that's more like it! And I think that it'll match the i-cord border much better than the unseemly seam!
In sock news, I did finish my last Sockdown sock. But.... I cheated. I used my go-to short-row heel. I know, I know, but at least it's done! And now, I can actually knit what I want to knit!