13 March 2011

Lizard Ridge is SO COOL!

Okay, seriously? I knew that the Lizard Ridge blanket was going to be cool. But I had no way to conceive of how it was all going to come together. It's way awesome.

This progress shot is at about 40%, I'd say. There are five skeins of Kureyon per strip, and the ones shown in this photo are #3 and #4 on the second strip. Instead of knitting blocks of a single skein and then seaming them together (hello, I hate seaming, we know this about me), I'm just knitting with two skeins at a time and seeing what happens, until skein #5. That one gets doubled onto itself.

Anyway, it's super-cool, and constant discovery of the "what's the next stripe going to look like?" has me totally engaged and knitting like a madwoman. So much fun!

Also, there's been more travel lately, and it was very easy to throw the two starter skeins in my carry-on and cast on in the plane. Who knew a blanket could be good travel knitting? But it was. For a 3-day jaunt to Cleveland last week, it was just right.

Doc likes the blanket, too. He can't wait to see how it turns out.

(And yes, I'm doing the garter ridges modification. I knew you would ask.)


Laura said...

That looks like great fun! Also loved your Moderne Log Cabin baby blanket - I follow Mason Dixon too and have knitted more ballband dishcloths than I can count. Gorgeous kitty. But he knows that, doesn't he? Peace to you.

LiturgyGeek said...

Gorgeous! I love seeing how it is coming togethere!!