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Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Opposite of the Midas Touch

Okay, the stripey hat was a bust. I finished it ... and it looked like a giant stripey condom. Complete with reservoir tip. I bought all that lovely Cascade yarn, intending to do some Brioche. Brioche kicked my butt, so I moved on to Entrelac. Ditto the butt kicking. Then the hat. I have pulled apart and re-skeined this yarn so many times ... So now I really really REALLY want to use up this darn yarn, before I start to think of it as cursed. I had to have something fairly easy, because apparently this batch of yarn inhibits my ability to knit anything.

I have the Cascade Yarn 60 Quick Baby Knits. I found this:


A faux-quilty baby blankety thing. I love knitting or crocheting stuff to sew together.



Ta-da! Five squares down. Dunno how many more to go. I'm certain that I don't have enough of this Cascade yarn, so I might have to either use some of the other non-purply colors I have laying around ...


Or go buy more.

Egad. 

I'm hoping to make a nice wooly baby blanket with this nice yarn, then give it away and pretend I never saw it.


On the up side ... it's warm outside! I know Baltimore won't be warm enough to truly garden until May, but I put my vegetable and herb seedlings in the biodome yesterday, and I've been stalking around the yard yanking up weeds. Henbit and chickweed ... why do poultry-themed weeds grow so prolifically in my yard?! I'm a vegetarian, dammit!

Since my garden is looking better than my knitting ....


Bleeding Hearts that come up every year.







Clematis ... this year it will be joined with Black-Eyed Susan vine, for which I have 75 seeds ... thanks, Parks ...





Unfortunately, there was something wrong with the bag of catnip seeds. Turns out, I was actually planting cats.

At least it was a variety-pack.






Coraline is mighty impressed. 


Buh-bye! Thanks for stopping in. Don't forget to visit the lovely Andrea for Fiber Arts Fridays Fun! 

15 comments:

  1. I was trying to wait to read this until tomorrow, but the first line caught my attention... so sad there's no photo. Just kidding... maybe just a little relieved there's no photo. ;-)

    I think giving it away and pretending you never saw it sounds like a good plan.

    AND I love that you seem to plant cats every year. ;-)

    Happy Spring!!

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  2. oooh, I hope the gift of giving takes the curse off of this yarn. Now I need to go visit my bleeding hearts. They may be my favorite spring plant...that bleeds in to summer.

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  3. Welcome to spring! Let's hope it sticks. I totally understand your cursed yarn dilemma. I'm still debating frogging that hat I made a couple weeks ago and making something else with the yarn. Your squares are pretty and I'll be the blanket is going to be so toasty & warm. Just be sure to pass along washing instructions with it;)

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  4. I am inviting you come and be part of my blog hop:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/03/show-your-stuff-15.html

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  5. Hahaha...I love the 'cat sprouts' in your garden!
    I 'feel your pain'. I had a terrible table runner that I dyed bright PINK and then hated several years back that I couldn't wait to rid myself of.
    ...come to think of it, I think Andrea has it now!! :)

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  6. LOL at your opening....what a mental pic it conjured up. Hope all continues to go well with your latest try with the troublesome yarn. I think I'll be having visions of your "condom" hat all day....it'll keep a smile on my face!

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  7. Your cats growing made me laugh so hard... too funny. Hate when a yarn project goes awry and all you want to do it be rid of it. :) Pretty blanket though.

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  8. Cute post, you have the greatest sense of humor! I love the baby blocks, those are great colors and I love your garden shots, it does make me miss my own little garden I left behind. If we were neighbors, I would share these plants with you, violas, pink Lilly of the valley, forget me nots, ferns, sweet woodruff, sea pinks and english daisies oh and of course regular daisies!

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  9. I love the title of this post! Can't wait to see your blanket. :)

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  10. The baby blanket looks like a nice quick knit, I'm sure once you finish it you'll feel quite accomplished.

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  11. Funny pictures of the cats. They do like their catnip!

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  12. You are too funny! I loved the gardening section. Your baby blanket will nice great, even if you have to buy more yarn. I am often the same way with the things I knit--as soon as they are done I want them gone gone gone!

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  13. I found your blog by accident, but I sure am glad I did.
    I really like the pattern (picture of "five squares done") you knitted in Cascade yarn. Would you share the pattern(s)?

    Thanks for reading,
    Ann



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    1. Hi Ann! The pattern to which you refer is a patchwork blanket, from the book "60 Quick Baby Knits," which is for Cascade yarns. On ravelry, the link is http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/patchwork-blanket-14

      Thanks for visiting!

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    2. Thank you! I'm thinking dish cloths so I don't have to sew.

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