the ball and chain has now turned into the rack. slowly tearing me apart as i fight to line the back. let me just say upfront, if anyone has any advice please send it my way.
so i finally finished knitting this thing and am happy with the results, of the front any way. the back not so much so i've decided to line it. it's taking a bit more tugging and pulling than i expected to get it perfectly squared. but that's not the thing that's giving me the most problem. what i'm really wondering about is how toquilt the whole thing what kind of design i should use. should i just follow the lines created by the log cabin pattern? should i tie it in a few strategic places and not quilt the whole back. or should i just leave the whole thing unstiched, which i think is going to give a more billowy effect than i am looking for.
i also finnaly blocked j's big bad baby blanket the other day. i'm ashamed to say that i finished knitting it 10 months ago. in my head i was saying oh blocking won't make that much of a difference. but it really did, it practically changed to entire feeling of the yarn. it's much softer now. i like it even better. these photos are terrible and don't show the color very well.
Actually the top photo (closeup) although blurred, is a more accurate representation of the color. it's koigu in god only knows what colourway. i lost the band months ago.