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.
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.
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.