But until I have time for that, amid writing up course outlines at the last minute and then hoping the printer lineup isn't too long, may I fob you off with a photo of another blanket I made (last year seems to have been The Year of the Blanket* 'round here). It was Nola's Christmas present from me, begun after she watched me knit this one and commented that she'd like a handknit blanket of her own. She's using it exactly as I'd hoped, although I'm also planning to have her snuggle us both up in it while I read to her -- or she reads to me, as is happening increasingly. . .
I meant to take a few shots of it spread out and then folded artistically so you could see the play of different colours and textures. Somehow, though, it got wrapped and gifted and unwrapped and I was back home before I realized I'd like a photo for my Ravelry page -- luckily, my daughter was happy enough to oblige, and Nola to pose, and this marvelous new technology gave me a photo almost before I'd blinked!
I followed Stephen West's directions for his Garter Squish Blanket (Really, cast on a whole bunch of stitches, double up your Worsteds, and knit and knit and knit on large needles, incorporating i-cord at each edge). I anchored it with 3 skeins of that soft grey you see, but I used up quite a bit of Mohair from my Stash and she seems to like the cozy fuzziness.
Chowder recipe coming soon. I'm meeting two new classes today, and it's all feeling rather sudden. But fun, too. I always find this part of term a bit overwhelming and a bit exhilarating, all at once. A good way to get pushed right into the year . . .
*Besides the two blankets, one pictured, one linked to, of my last post, there was this mammoth commitment of a blanket, which I absolutely love -- I did NOT give this one away!