I’m not exactly sure how it happened, but despite having many more seams than the first Wedding Blanket, Wedding Blanket II is all seamed up. I can’t show you the whole thing, as that woudl give away the surprise, but I can show you what it looks like right this moment:
What is that tangled mass, you ask? Well, that’s what happens when you take a blanket that’s just short of about 5′ square and pick up stitches along the entire outside edge.
Yes, that’s right. In a stroke of crazy genius (or, even, crazy-genius), I decided that there would be no more seaming on this blanket, and promptly (“promptly” here defined as “over the course of several hours”) picked up over a thousand stitches around the edge. Actually, the real count is closer to 1.5K, but…well, y’all don’t like hearing about the exact numbers when I come up with them.
So, now, it’s just a matter of knitting and purling a few rounds in the two colors until I like how it looks, binding off (ooh, don’t want to think about that one…), and weaving in a few ends. Really, I’m quite nearly done.
I’m really glad it’s very cold here – while knitting on this, there’s no way to hold it except everything on your lap. That’s pretty awesome right now with the frost outside, but if this were the middle of summer…well, let’s just say Erica would be waiting a little longer for this one. Let’s just hope that I do manage to finish this one before the weather gets cold again, though, shall we?