I have a “knitting know-er”

Yes, I have a “knitting know-er” — it works this way.

I am knitting late at night, and I know I should stop and go to bed, but I think. “just one more row, maybe two”. My knitting know-er says, “Stop now and go to bed.” But, I keep knitting, and guess what happens? I make a mistake that takes me a long time to repair. The knitting know-er knows.

Or, I am doing some productive household chore, and I walk by and see my knitting. My knitting calls to me to stop long enough to knit just a row or two and then get back to my housework. So, I stop and knit a row or two, and think that just one more row will be ok. My knitting know-er says, “Stop while you are ahead. Get back to your chores and then come back to knitting. But, I knit one more row — and you know what happens. I make a mistake and it takes more time to repair my mistake than I spent knitting just a row or two. The knitting know-er knows.

Then there is always the time I go into a store that sells crating supplies, etc., and I have no intentions of buying any yarn or anything even related to yarn. But, I think I will just walk through the yarn section, you know, just to look. I am NOT going to buy anything. The knitting know-er says “Stop, walk away before you spot something on sale or something you think you just have to have. But, I go ahead and make that quick trip through the aisle with the yarn, etc. Guess what, I find something I think I have to buy, just as the knitting know-er warned. The knitting know-er knows.

So, that is how it goes when you have a “Knitting- Know-er” Poor thing, I seem to ignore it all the time. 

Anyone else have a Knitting Know-er?

Quite the Quilt!

SAW THIS ON KNITTING PARADISE AND THOUGHT YOU MIGHT ENJOY SEEING IT AS MUCH AS I DID! DON’T KNOW IF I HAVE THE PATIENCE TO COMPLETE SUCH A BIG PROJECT. WHAT DO YOU THINK?
 
 
So a couple years ago after finishing a log cabin blanket for a nephew, I had the idea to make a log cabin style blanket for us. But king sized. And in squares of 5 different sizes, from 2 inch by 2 inch up to 10 inch by 10 inch. All the squares except the 2 by 2’s are log cabin style. My son designed a blanket 100 inches by 100 inches with the various square sizes and off I went making squares. 446 squares in all.
The squares were a nice portable project, but weaving in ends was not. It took a long time to weave in the ends and I’d go in spurts in doing it. Well I finally finished weaving in those ends, over 1700 of them in total, yesterday. I washed and dried all the squares in case I had an errant ball of wool among my scraps. Amazingly, none shrunk. Last night my girls helped me lay out the squares based on the design. It took us about 2.5 hours. Then we pinned the squares to an extra sheet I had underneath it so we could roll it up and keep it out of the way. Once I get it all seamed together, which I think will take a while, I’ll post more pictures.
 
The squares
The design
All the ends in a gallon bag
Squares laid out
The squares again, the blue on the left is the sheet