Wednesday, April 11, 2007

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I was going to post about how I don't believe in coincidences and even when things seem random, eventually I get the connection. Sometimes it's science, sometimes it's karma. Sometimes it takes me years to figure it out.

I've had a whole bunch of not coincidences going on, a sad one illustrated here. A year ago this week I cast on for this, my first sock ever. This week... a breeze came through the koigu. Sad little puppet, isn't it?

So, that's the short of it.
You want a truly cool knitting coincidence, go over to Cara's.

In just a few hours I'm leaving for another Shear Spirit sheep & goat farm book photography trip, this time off to Oregon and Northern California. If you don't see a post here for a couple weeks, it's not that I don't want to share, it 'll be for lack of internet connection. I'll be busting at the seams with pixels. Just you wait. I am so looking forward to seeing that part of the US.

Meanwhile, some recent tinkering with crochet on a sweater edge (Ok my mom did the tinkering, I watched) got me thinking, and then Lisa's post got me wishing, for time to do a newfangled granny square blanket like the one she showed. I know someone with 84 unsewn mitered squares on the top of her bookshelf should not be uttering these words. But there you have it.

Not that I'm insufficiently granny-squared in a more traditional way. This blankets sits on our bed, made by my great grandma Gussie in the 1940's. The squares are about 3 " on each side, all gazillion (seriously, its 27 by 39 squares, you do the math. OY!) Every bit edged in industrial strength black mystery fiber. So psychedelic! So durable!
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13 Comments:

Blogger Carole Knits said...

So vintage! Have a wonderful time on this trip. I can't wait to see your photos from it.

5:52 AM  
Blogger Gale said...

The blanket is fabulous. Too bad about the sock.

7:00 AM  
Anonymous Cara said...

I'm still freaked out by old Sol. And can I please see a picture of the pile of miters? I just LOVE that idea. My miters will probably languish like that for years. ;-)

Have a great trip!

7:01 AM  
Blogger Lisa Shobhana said...

whoa! that is seriously psychedelic! love it!

11:04 AM  
Anonymous kathy in juneau said...

Just when I thought I could resist the crochet urge ...

Have a great trip!

11:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are coming to my neck of the woods! I hope you have an enjoyable and productive trip, and I look forward to hearing about it.
Punkin in Oregon

12:15 PM  
Blogger Cookie said...

How Northern California? Should I get my stalker pants out of storage? ;^)

Have a safe good trip.

2:37 PM  
Blogger Faith said...

Oh dang, and it was such a beautiful sock too! I like darning socks in different colors- I feel like it makes a project go from shabby to chic instantly! (meaning, in the hour it take me to figure out how to do it, every single time.)

12:23 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Now you've got me scared. I'm wearing my very first pairs of socks today for the first time ever. Well, OK, this is the first day I'm wearing them all day.

After today, I think I'll just frame them behind glass and hang them on my wall. (I'll wash them first.)

10:04 AM  
Anonymous get stitchy! said...

Congratulations, you're on get stitchy!

Thanks so much for submitting your blog.

9:12 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

That blanket is awesome. I love the colors.

10:31 AM  
Blogger zippiknits said...

Hope that your trip is a great big successful thing. And you come back with lots of pictures to share. I love that multi colored afghan. It wasn't a shawl was it?

Isn't Northern California beautiful?

7:07 PM  
Blogger Theresa said...

That is such an amazing piece of work - and so many ends!

6:11 PM  

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