Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Call Me Crazy

I think I lost it these past few weeks. I don't know what got into me, but I just kept on kitting and seaming those damn squares! And, in about 2 and a half weeks, I ended up with this...





And of course, Kali couldn't stay away! She is such a funny kitty. Whenever I am busy, she wants to sit on my head... literally! She climbs on top of me like she is playing king of the mountain. Here you can see, she has to just be the center of attention while I am trying to take some indoor pictures...



So, what to do, what to do. Thanks everyone for your advice, but I am still not sure whether it needs a border or not (you guys were all pretty split too). Here is what I am thinking: 1. I kind of like it like this and have the fear that I won't like it as much WITH a border, 2. I also am feeling very done with this project and want to move on, 3. I also am knitting this for a co-worker, whom I am somewhat close with, but not very, 4. I can't find one of the colors I would want to do the border in (either the dark blue, the dark plum, or the off-white) in any of my LYS's, 5. It still needs a good block (okay, that was random), 6. Umm, okay so still undecided, 7. Call me crazy, but maybe I am just feeling lazy about the border.

Shoot me some thoughts now that you can see the entire blanket. Hugs :)

23 Comments:

At 4:57 PM, Anonymous Diana said...

Based on seeing the whole blanket and your reasons, I'd say its done! No need to add a border. It looks wonderful!

 
At 4:58 PM, Blogger eastern white said...

wow! dani, the blanket is GORGEOUS!!! i love it. the colors go beautifully together.

now i see the complete blanket, i think a border would be appropriate, just not sure what color would be good. maybe pick four colors from the blanket and make a multi-color border? either way, i think you did a great job.

 
At 5:02 PM, Anonymous adele said...

I say NO BORDER! I think because it's multi-coloured, if you did a border in one colour, it would through it off. It would need to be multiple colours too. Package it up woman. It's done.

GREAT JOB though. It looks fabulous.

 
At 5:05 PM, Anonymous STefanie said...

I think it looks wonderful without a border. I think a border would over complicate this beautiful creation!

 
At 5:14 PM, Anonymous grumperina said...

I love it! I like its texture even in this unblocked state! I'm glad you were able to find some more yarn in complementary colors, the blanket looks stellar with all of them incorporated. I give you a thumbs up for skipping the border... it's garter stitch, so at least you know it will be flat.

 
At 6:00 PM, Blogger Lauren said...

That is so splendid, Dani! I love it! It looks great without a border. Job well done, my dear! ;)

 
At 6:08 PM, Anonymous Purly Whites said...

Love it!

No border needed!

 
At 6:20 PM, Blogger Beck said...

I like it without the border, but that's just me. The colors are so pretty. I had thought about making this blanket - no pregnancies though, until now (and not mine, a friend's) so maybe I will give it a go. Of course, I've still got to get going on the skirt first!

 
At 6:44 PM, Blogger Bookish Wendy said...

I love it! I think a border would change the overall texture and look of the blanket. Therefore, I saw keep it off.

I'm so glad I got to meet you in person the other night. Next time we'll have to get to the same side of the table!!

 
At 6:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't add the border, it looks perfect AS IS. Very nice!

Kerstin
crazydaisy.us

 
At 7:45 PM, Anonymous ~Jo~ said...

Your blanket is beautiful just as is! It looks perfect to me and I wouldn't add a border.

 
At 8:24 PM, Anonymous Maureen said...

The blanket is absolutely beautiful without a border. I would block it and stop it.

 
At 8:53 PM, Anonymous katie said...

Okay, I change my vote. No border. Maybe it's the peer presure. Maybe it's that now I'm curious to see what you're working on next. Or maybe it's that the blanket looks darn good as is. :)

 
At 9:34 PM, Anonymous Kathy said...

The blanket is so beautiful, Dani! No border -- it's perfect as is. Congratulations!!!

 
At 9:47 PM, Anonymous wendy g said...

Dani,
The blanket is beautiful and I also vote for no border.

 
At 1:20 AM, Blogger Laura.Y said...

wow! It's done as it is. I like borders.:) so, I'd say border it..:) Believe me it makes a difference. For a unique touch if u r not feeling lazy..:P do a bit of simple embroidery on the border as well. Maybe just at the corner? It will look superb! :P

 
At 6:53 AM, Blogger kris said...

wow, it's beautiful! absolutely gorgeous! i vote a big, fat NO to the border.

 
At 8:59 AM, Anonymous Karen in Toronto said...

I love it ! what a beauty !
Your co-worker is very lucky, and so is her baby.

You know what ? Now I see it entirely, if I were you I would not knit a border, I like it "raw", neat, simple but beautiful.

If I'm pregnant again, for sure I woould knit this blanket, I love the colors !

Good job Dani !!

 
At 10:23 AM, Anonymous Lynda said...

I concur with no border. I have to say... I've been watching the progress of this blanket and have been kind of, eh... not really getting it... but it is absolutely GORGEOUS! I think I must have one!

 
At 11:38 AM, Blogger amandamonkey said...

that looks fabulous, Dani! I don't think you need a border, just a good block.

 
At 11:39 AM, Blogger Lana said...

It looks great! I'd say it's a done deal!

 
At 12:51 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

No border. It looks fabulous as is. I think a border would distract from the lovily blockiness of it.

 
At 11:04 PM, Anonymous Rebecca said...

Ohmy gosh I LOVE the blanket and YOUR KITTY is TOO CUTE!! Can you tell I miss my cats? ;) I'm constantly thinking about getting a cat but I know I must wait until I'm sure and settled in my new home. But I wish I had a kitty to lay on my knitting and look so cute ;)

And really, the blanket it great. I'm so happy to see the finished product, I was anxiously waiting when you were showing the blocks, which were impressive all on their own. I hope my Retro Throw turns out as nice!

 

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