Last summer Lori made a gorgeous blanket utilizing the Leaves of Grass pattern. Now pretty much everything she makes is beautiful, but this time I fell in love. I immediately favorited the pattern and made a note of the yarn. I loved how she turned the shawl into a big beautiful blanket by using a worsted weight yarn. After a month or two I bought the same yarn.
That yarn has been sitting in a little pile waiting for me to start. I kept coming up with other projects that needed to be done first. Honestly, I wasn't sure I really wanted to tackle a blanket. Last week I had just the nudge I needed to begin when she mentioned this KAL. I immediately knew I had to join. It was the little push I needed to change the yarn from skein to project. I quickly signed up before I could make any more excuses and bought the pattern that same night.
With the disappearing loop tutorial in front of me, I finally cast on this week. It took a few times of ripping out and reknitting before I felt like I was making progress. Part of this may be that I tried knitting Chart A while at the park with my kiddos. It isn't easy watching kiddos climb an adjacent butte while trying to read a knitting chart. I prevailed and am halfway through the first chart. I love it thus far. It is really beautiful. I know I won't finish this any time soon, but I now have a great project to work on while we drive across country at the end of the month!