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Pushing boundaries

in Blog, Home, Knitting, My Patterns by oftengrumpy

Generally, I would say that I’m not a superstitious person. I have, on occasion, been accused of treating the scientific method as a religion in itself. However, there is one superstition that I absolutely do believe in: the sweater curse. For those of you not familiar with the sweater curse, the basic premise is that if you knit a sweater for a man (or woman) you are not currently engaged/married to the relationship will end shortly thereafter. A couple of years ago, foolish young me knit a sweater, and a couple of months after it was finished, relationship over. I’m a believer.

So far, in my experience, it’s only sweaters that are cursed. I’ve had no problems with socks, mittens, hats, scarves… They don’t seem to have any relationship ending potential. So now I’m taking it to the next level.

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That is the beginning of a blanket for Ryan. If it looks like the Golden Ratio rectangle, that’s because it is. (Or at least it’s supposed to be… I did the math myself.) Ryan is a huge math nerd and requested this blanket. I’m hoping that means it’s safe to knit. Each new square is picked up from the squares before log-cabin style. I will surface crochet the spiral on at the end when I have finished.

The yarn is Swish Bulky from Knit Picks. It is 100% superwash wool. It was the only yarn line I could find with 4 shades of gray/black (Ryan’s favorite color for knits apparently… everything I have made him so far has been gray or black.) Since this is basically a 4’x6′ rectangle of garter stitch it is fantastically boring to knit, but I can work on it while I study/watch TV. Right now it’s just under a third done, we’ll see if I can finish before Christmas.

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