Blue Ambition #2: gothed and halfway!

If you missed the explanation of what "Blue Ambition" is, and why I'm knitting it, go back to the entry "Blue Ambition #1: grid up!" and catch up. I have a bit more detail to pass on now.

I took the week of Jeff's first week in San Francisco off, so that I could concentrate on the dragon*con tech staff work that was piling up, and thus I'm not as far along as I'd like to be. The good news is that I'm halfway through the knitting of the blanket.

Here's the grid of what's completed as of August 1, and a shot of the first half, assembled together. Getting the large green square done was quite a slog the other night. As a result, I think I'm going to tackle smaller area next, just so I've got a little bit of variety. It'll almost certainly be the 1 block tall x 1 block wide green area on the left, followed by the 2x2 striped block.

I think I'm going to have to make another change to it, as well - I think I may need to add a backing fabric to it. The more I think about it, the more I'm pretty sure that this is probably the way to go. I've got to finish the knitting first, so I can think about that now and deal with that later.

Still, it's just nice to make some progress on the silly thing. I've been waiting to sew the latest round of completed blocks together until I got the green one done. Somewhere out there are photos of me sitting on Brian & Suzan's couch, knitting busily on what is obviously a baby blanket, while dressed in full gothwear (fishnets, black wig, black fingernail polish, heavy makeup, etc.).

What can I say? I was waiting for my turn in front of the camera during the latest DCTV shoot, and my nail polish was dry and I had nothing better to do between takes.

Can't wait to see how Andrew and Joy explain those photos to the little one someday. :D

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