Seventy-five percenter

I’m cruising along on the baby blanket after some minor glitches from yesterday. Thankfully, the fix involved some careful tinking but no frogging.

On the other hand, the baby for whom the blanket is being knit… was born last Friday. So I need to chug along as quickly (and carefully!) as I can, for this one will need a little weaving, and a soak and block. I haven’t had to block anything before (or perhaps, I never bothered to block anything before), but this is all wool and the rectangles made from stockinette are curling up.

I know, I know, you have no idea what I’m talking about because I haven’t shown you any pictures. I am still planning to fix that particular glitch. If anyone can send me a lead to a free batch processor for web images that works on a Mac, that would certainly help. Don’t send a list of links, or you’ll end up in the Spam Bucket with Mr. Viagra.

In the meantime I am still taking pictures of my knitting every so often, so that when I do free up some room for images, there will be plenty to upload.

Here’s where everything is:

Concentric Squares Rectangles Baby Blanket: 75+% done, on the last skein.
Irish Hiking Scarf: next in line, for work at the Milwaukee Irish Fest.
Second Sock Squad: Salt & Pepper, Baby Tsock.
Swatchville: Tyrone raglan.

And hey! We got some nibbles on the house. After one showing Saturday morning and knowing that two more were scheduled for Sunday, Mr. Beth pronounced that “hang it all” we were going to pack up and head Up North for the family weekend at his grandfather’s farm. And we did. Kennelled the dog, vanned the kids, and drove like the wind for the U.P. Had a great time with all the aunts and uncles and cousins. With hours and hours of knitting time to work on the blanket.

We came back to hear that the house is in one potential buyer’s top two, and other person who saw it over the weekend wants to see it again sometime this week. The third person didn’t like the floor plan — oh well, you can’t win them all.

P.S. I saw the new Vogue Knitting at the grocery store and bought it, but I’m not allowed to look at it (self-imposed) until the baby blanket is done. I had J.C. hide it from me so I can’t cheat and get distracted.

Published in: on August 6, 2007 at 1:18 pm  Comments (3)  

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  1. Oooh, the UP is so pretty. All of Michigan is so pretty. Traverse City is one of my favorite places!

    Good luck with those house nibbles! 🙂

  2. Hope the leads on the house work out for you!

  3. Oooo, I got the new Vogue Knitting and I have read the whole thing backwards and forwards and upside down. Alas, I cannot start on anything within because I have the Meem’s shawl, a second sock, a Tyrone sweater, and yet another pair of socks to complete before I can even think about anything else. It’s maddening.

    Sell that house, woman!

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