this week my friend blair and i took our kids to kansas city for a little summer road trip fun! we visited legoland discovery center, the sealife aquarium, and the historic union station, as well as taking many swims in the hotel pool:
fun was had by all!!
and what were blair and i up to during the downtime?
i was working on putting together all the finished pieces of blankie, 6 of the 9 squares are all knit up, but there was that pesky red sashing still to go. it's not the fastest or most interesting parts of the project, so it was good that for the most part i was trapped in a car with nothing better to do but knit yards and yards of garter stitch!
even after the car ride i still had a couple rows left to finish at home:
finally today i was finished (well finished with *this* part... there's still lots of knitting to go!). all the completed squares are connected and all ends are woven in!
here it is in all it's glory, hanging out with my crazy overgrown garden! it is making me so so happy to see blankie reach this point! all those nice tidy right angles are making the neurotic crafter in me sigh with relief:
humor me with just one more photo, i'm feeling pretty darned accomplished today!
a big thanks to blair for being such a driving superstar and giving me all that knitting time in the car!