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Tag: Wedding

Knitting Corrective Surgery

Remember a few weeks ago, when I found out that the border for Wedding Blanket the First was maybe a little too big?  If not, you really should read it – it’s worth a laugh or two at my misfortune.  Don’t worry, I can wait. Okay, so how do you fix a problem like that?  […]

Love is 199,424 stitches

It’s really not a good idea to calculate how many stitches are in a project you’re doing.  Especially if it’s a large project. My friend Erica is getting married in less than three weeks.  The Wedding Blanket II is for her (and her lovely fiance, of course), and… …well, let’s just say that I’m likely […]

And The Knitting Fates Laughed

In my last post, I mentioned that I was just about to start blocking the border for Wedding Blanket the First.  This was a somewhat momentous occasion, as it’s been months since I finished knitting said border, and at no time did I actually measure the in-progress or finished border against the blanket it was […]

The Beginning is the End is the Beginning

I try hard to think about finishing even when I’m starting things.  One of the worst feelings when knitting is getting partway into a project and realizing, “Oh crap.  If I’d only done X when I started, I would have been able to do Y, which would have been virtually invisible.  But like an idiot […]

It Doesn’t Count If I’m Not Knitting It

When I decided that I was going to knit Erica a wedding blanket, I said there were a few rules: Finish Marissa’s wedding blanket first Finish Tristan’s cARGHdigan first Figure out the schedule for knitting, so I would know when I was slipping On the other hand, just because I decided to wind some of […]

So Much Yarn

A couple weeks ago, I got a lovely large package in the mail.  At first, I was confused, because the outside of it said it was filled with chocolates – I might have a bit of a weakness for chocolate, but I knew I hadn’t broken down and bought over a cubic foot of it. […]


Stoichiometry is the part of chemistry that involves calculating the numerical relationships between various things in a reaction.  When I was studying chemistry, it was always my favorite part, because it felt a little bit like alchemy – if you could find a chain of relationships between any two things, you could convert that thing […]

How Many Square Inches Per Oz?

So it’s about time to get yarn for my friend’s wedding blanket (heretofore referred to as Wedding Blanket II), and I’ve already scheduled some tentative time to go to the yarn store with the bride-to-be and pick out the colors she likes.  However, before we do that, I need to figure out how much yarn […]

Oops, I Did It Again

Now that things are, er, winding down somewhat on the Wedding Blanket, I find that I seem to have lost my sanity. No, it’s not just that I think I’m “almost done” with the Wedding Blanket.  Never mind that I’ve been saying that for over a month now.  There is a finite amount of knitting […]

Tiny Victories

Yesterday, I was trucking away at the seam while the Blanket Thief and I were watching TV.  After the last show, I looked down at my lap and proudly exclaimed, “I’m almost done!” The Blanket Thief looked over, raised his eyebrows, and said, “Uh, honey?  Don’t you still have to make the border?” “Not only […]