My goodness! Thanks to everyone who took the time to comment about my baby blanket in progress…and for your helpful tips! You guys helped me pick out the colours in the first place too, and I do appreciate hearing your thoughts. Overwhelmingly, it seems that people feel I should pick up stitches for the border, instead of seaming it on as the pattern says. I hear you, but what you don’t know is how much I dislike picking up stitches! Seaming or picking up stitches…it’s all the same to me. One is picking up stitches with a tapestry needle, the other with a knitting needle. The difference is that the knitting would end up going the other direction.

Oh, next time I might pick up the border stitches (and I do think there will be a next time for this blanket). I think the real problem is that I have a psychological block, when it comes to long rows of stitches, right now. The infinity ruffle on my last sweater project might have something to do with that. This is my mindless knitting project. There are no gauge worries, no sizing worries, and no shaping worries. The thought of infinitely long rows just doesn’t appeal to me at the moment….especially in seed stitch. In fact, I don’t think I’d finish the blanket. That’s what a psychological block can do. I would not finish it. I know it may seem strange to you folks, but right now I need the short rows of a *gulp* sewn on border. It’s weird isn’t it? The amount of knitting ends up being the same. It’s all in the mind.

By the way, the colours aren’t really true in the photo I took. I’ll try to take some better photos when I’m finished.

In other news, I saw this wonderfully funny video on Loomy Mama‘s blog. I thought I’d share it as well. It shows the maniacal knitting obsession to perfection! I’m sure that even the neighbours could hear me laughing! Also, if you have a minute, take a peek at Loomy Mama’s blog. She’s a new knitter. She’s been loom knitting for a while, but has only recently picked up the needles. It’s a lovely blog!

 

 

Now, back to my maniacal obsessive mindless knitting.

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