Sunday, July 29, 2007

Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep)

I do count my blessings every night before I sleep...

But during the evenings, I have to start counting sheep. I'm on crunch time on getting my Sheep Dreams baby blanket finished for my friend. I'm heading out of town in 2 weeks, and then she goes on maternity leave right when I get back. Which means I have roughly 12 days to finish 16 sheep.

After doing my first sheep I didn't think that was possible. I've never done duplicate stitching before, so it took me awhile to figure it out. I had the instructions from the pattern and my two handy "how-to-knit" books on my lap to tackle the first one. Took me about 3 times of stitching and removing and stitching and removing and stitching and removing again before I was happy with the finished project. The problem with this type of pattern is that the blanket has its "ugly" parts of the backside of the blanket...with all the winding colors of yarn that have passed over top of one another. The best part, though, is that the right side of the blanket turns out amazing.

So, I have 1 1/2 sheep done...only 14 1/2 to go in the next 12 days.

7 comments:

PHD Knitter said...

That sheep is ADORABLE! I've never done duplicate stitch either, but it looks great. Just think - if you do one sheep every day you'll have it finished in no time!

Anonymous said...

That ewe is just beautiful. Just like ewe.

MOM

Pheelya said...

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow way cool! I never learned how to knit. I did the standard "pot holder" that G-ma Jeanne taught me and that was it. Can't wait to see you guys!
Juju

Julie said...

Bridget,

I *love* the sheep blankey...so cute! Obviously, you're very talented, just like your sisters & Mom!

Jules

Danko Family said...

I'm sure you'll get it done sis...looking super cute! Can't wait to see you in a few weeks...SMOOCHIES!

Jason and Kelli said...

That so cute! I need to learn to knit!