here it is!…

completed just in time to photograph in natural daylight!

wow. when i imagined that i could attempt to complete this knitting project before friday march 23rd, the goal seemed lofty and unattainable. life lesson learned: don’t sell yourself short!

as artsy as my photography gets

dear dad has kindly agreed to transport the blanket over to the mcc office for me on thursday or friday (i am working) so that both blanket + information sheet are submitted in time (the final step is spritzing the blanket down with water, then letting it dry naturally, so that it can “settle” a bit…so, it needs a few days before i can fold it up). i think i will owe dad a coffee outing for playing courier service!

"the two storey view"

it was thrilling (yes, knitting can be exciting!) to work hard to meet beat my time goal…but, now it is time to give my wrists a break, and go back to knitting as relaxation – i feel on the cusp of knitting burn out! it’s time to rebalance – short term goals include:

  • cleaning the condo casa (it has been sorely neglected the last couple of weeks; i’ll do a regular cleaning then “reward” my knitting efforts by indulging in a full spring cleaning fling on good friday)
  • reviewing finances (taxes are done, yippee!)
  • reading (i’m well into emily giffin’s “something borrowed,” and loving it)
  • shopping?? (i have a yearning to check out cute, spring fashions)
  • enjoying random FUN moments before march says good-bye!

tomorrow SPRING ARRIVES! what will you do to celebrate?? i am off until 4 pm. maybe i should go up to the rooftop garden and tan read…i’ve never done that so early in the year, before!

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  • Zo  On March 20, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Finally (able to comment [on computer], not about the blanket)! Congratulations! It looks amazing!
    I don’t have any “it’s spring” plans…but I did some cleaning the other day and went for a walk yesterday.

    • 1970kikiproject  On March 20, 2012 at 8:51 am

      thanks, zo! the blanket is now sprayed down and ready to be dropped off! cleaning and a walk – both are perfect for a spring day…to me, anyway!

  • Nicole  On March 19, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    WOW! That blanket is gorgeous! Great job and congrats on completing before your deadline.
    Can you believe it’s this hot on March 19th? Crazy.
    Have you read the Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella? I just finished it and it’s a great read—she’s the author of the Shopoholic series- but I’m sure you already know that ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 1970kikiproject  On March 19, 2012 at 9:36 pm

      i love this weather!!! enjoy, nicole!! nice temps for you to return to after your vacation! thanks for the book recommendation – i have not read that title, although yes, i have heard of sophie kinsella!

  • Brenda  On March 19, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    I like the careful placing of all the colours, very mathematical. ๐Ÿ˜‰ and pretty. Good job Cathy! It’s beautiful!

  • g2-55680831163e76fec0743a15184137d2  On March 19, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Oh, and congrats on getting the blanket finished. You can send me one any time you like ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • 1970kikiproject  On March 19, 2012 at 10:37 am

      thanks, johanna! we’re feeling pretty summery up here, too. reading while wearing summer wear on a porch sounds just so relaxing! glad you made the time to do that. i am glad you were able to comment again today! hopefully the commenting technical difficulties are bygones! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • g2-55680831163e76fec0743a15184137d2  On March 19, 2012 at 10:33 am

    I don’t have a rooftop garden but I have a lovely front porch. I sat out there for awhile yesterday and read. I even wore shorts and a t-shirt it was so warm. I had to remind myself that it’s officially still winter in Kansas. We skipped from fall to summer I think.

  • Sue  On March 19, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Looks great! Maybe you should celebrate by doing your nails while you’re enjoying the sun! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 42kim  On March 19, 2012 at 9:32 am

    This quilt is gorgeous. What a huge project. Well done!

    • 1970kikiproject  On March 19, 2012 at 10:01 am

      thanks, kim! it was a big project but actually DID go faster than i initially thought, something that was a nice surprise!

  • Gina Unger  On March 19, 2012 at 9:31 am

    the blanket/quilt looks so AWESOME! i’ll have to ask my parents to bid on it!!!
    glad you’re enjoying the book… i love her books (and the movie was good, too!)

    • 1970kikiproject  On March 19, 2012 at 10:02 am

      oh, thanks, gina! there’s a movie?? i will search that out for sure! and the follow-up novel, too!

  • Stephanie  On March 19, 2012 at 8:42 am

    It’s so beautiful! The colours are lovely. Congratulations! What an accomplishment!

  • Knitting Without a Net!  On March 19, 2012 at 8:18 am

    This is beautiful! I love it!

  • Lisa  On March 19, 2012 at 7:03 am

    Wowowow! Looks amazing! Congrats on beating your time goal!
    I’m sure you need a knitting-hiatus now…and shopping sure does sound like a good way to switch gears!

    I must take a break from shopping, as I have been seriously overdoing it lately. Maybe I should knit something. Ha.

    Hope you enjoy your fab weather—I know I will! I love hearing the birds chirping in the morning!

    • 1970kikiproject  On March 19, 2012 at 7:05 am

      thanks, lisa! i enjoyed seeing your photos of a couple of your purchases, the other day. so wish we could access athletica up here! the birds are loving this spring weather, aren’t they! just makes you smile to hear them! have a great day!

  • Andrea Budding, OCT (@AndreaBudding)  On March 19, 2012 at 6:10 am

    it turned out so well! the colour choices are beautiful.

    • 1970kikiproject  On March 19, 2012 at 6:20 am

      thanks, andrea! the variegated yarn + the bright shades contrast well with the black borders, i think!

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