but I'm knitting my boyfriend a blanket. I innocently asked him last year, "hey, would you like it if I made you a blanket using the Brown colors?" (he's very into school spirit) His eyes lit up and he said the eight fateful words "Can you put the Brown crest in it?"
I, being the overly-confident expert knitter, said "If that's what you really want, yes, I can do it."
And so, here I am:
You see that sticker? I scanned that into the computer, put a graph on top of it, and went on my painful intarsia way. It took a long time to graph it. It's gonna take a long time to knit it. Even the colors are boring. But this is what he wanted. . .
It's supposed to be done in time for the holidays, and I hope to bring it with me to England when I go to visit him in December. So really, I have 2 months to do this blanket. The other squares will be solid brown and red squares, and the whole thing will have a border around it after I put the squares together. Each square will be about 20" wide, 90 sts across on size 7 needles.
Here's a detail shot:
(aparently, I recently decided I really love weaving in ends, especially a whole bunch of them at once on one project)Now, we are all aware of the sweater curse, right? Well, I feel like a blanket may be even more dangerous, if that's possible. Add the fact that while knitting a blanket for my ex-boyfriend, our relationship went to hell and I spent the next 8 months miserable, and when we broke up he even kept the damn blanket. (and yes, it did turn out that it was "for the best" that we broke up, but it sure as hell hurt a whole lot, and he has my blanket!!)
So you can understand the title of this post, no?
As a sort of "crossing my fingers," I'm making it in Encore.