Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Yeah, so last night the SnB group decided to have a movie night and watch the movie Black Sheep. It's a B horror movie with lots of gore, man-eating sheep, and quite a few twisted moments. I can handle B horror movies OK. Certain horror flicks scare the bejebus out of me (Saw: don't ever watch that alone again), but corny ones I can handle, even if this one was a wee bit gory. Anyways, we knit, we watched, we ate good food. It was a fun night.
Since I really didn't want to work on Donegal last night during the movie because I could just see color work going horribly wrong and I don't want to do any ripping if I can avoid it, I ended up casting on for a baby blanket for my cousin. My great grandmother commissioned the blanket and said she wanted it to be pink and white. Those of you who know me well know that I despise pink. Maybe it's because I can't see it too well because of the colorblindness issue, or maybe I just don't like pink at all, but I could seriously see myself going crazy having to crochet a whole blanket out of pink. So, while at ReBelle yesterday, I picked out my version of pink and white, which everyone assures me is much bolder than a normal pink, but still looks girly:Plus, this way the baby will be able to see the blanket. Babies apparently love highly contrasting colors because their eyes can see them better. So, specs on the blanket:
Blue Sky Cotton in what people assure me is dark pink/rose and a very pale pink (I thought it was white). I think it'll turn out fine. I do think I'll be needing another skein of the darker color though since I'm almost through with the first skein and only have about 8 inches done on this so far. I would like it to be big enough to actually cover the child.
Size L hook I think. I'm too lazy to look at it right now.
Modified half-double crochet stitch to make it smooshier (yes, smooshier should be a word).
Today I'm going to have another lunch SnB with Kim. I brought my Korean pictures, so I'll get to show and tell some today. Also, I upgraded to a flickr pro account, so I'll be posting all 300+ shots on there when I get a chance. I'll post a link when I do.