I spent yesterday up in Oakland with my friend Amynta while our guys were on a fishing trip.  I did about 1 inch on my wedding gift blanket and provided moral and technical support to my friend while she finished a Hansi Singh octopus that I helped her start on a Yosemite camping trip in 2010.  Hansi's patterns are challenging, but so worthwhile.  I credit them with bringing my own knitting skills along much faster than I think they would have otherwise progressed.  They use every shaping and grafting technique in the book, and at the end you have a lovely little toy.  
Here is the proud knitter and her creation. (Click the image for a link to the pattern)
I won't post pictures of the wedding gift blanket, maybe some close ups in a little while, but here's a picture of what it looked like when I took it apart the first time.  Perfect may be the enemy of the good, but I can't knit what I don't enjoy, as should surely be apparent from yesterday's post.  
Big bag of yarn ramen
I'm posting this picture to emphasize that I take every project apart at least once.  I'm just going to have to learn to celebrate that fact, cause it's reality.  
1/21/2013 06:28:11 am

Looks like pasta to me!

4/1/2013 08:08:49 am

I thought it was pasta, too, Mom.

I don't know how you have the patience and fortitude to undoing all that hard work. I have flunked knitting. This Virgo has no talent, and certainly no patience. :-)


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