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WIP Wednesday: Geeking Along

It’s time for an update on the Geek-A-Long blanket! (This is still just the gift version, since I realized a little while ago that I have trouble working on essentially two of the same thing at once.) The worsted weight squares are nicer in some ways (thicker yarn means progress is more visible) and less nice in other ways (I enjoy knitting fingering weight more than worsted weight because it’s not as heavy) but in any case that’s the one I’m focusing on right now.

I have finished another square. Yay me! This one is the Mario Kart square, initially from the 2016 blanket.

And I started a new square, because that’s the only way I can keep going on this project! I figured out that if I wait to cast on, I end up working on other things, and then this gift will never be finished.

This square isn’t an official GAL square, but I’m including it anyway. The blanket isn’t going to be entered in any of the prize giveaway groups for the GAL Ravelry group. (I started it in 2018, so it’s no longer eligible.) Besides, this is made up of things I want to include, and while it is 90% official squares I’m not too fussed about adding a couple of unofficial ones.

This square is Cat’s all Folks! by Susan U and I think it’s super cute. I had to make a couple of modifications in order to get it to fit the same number of stitches as the official GAL squares, but given how much we love our kitties I think it was worth it.

And that will do it for today’s update! This means I have completed 8 out of 24 squares needed for the blanket, so I still have a lot of work to do if I want this finished by Christmas.

(There have been other knits worked on this week, but I’ll save them for next week’s monthly wrap-up. In related news, how are we almost at the end of February already? Geez.)

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4 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday: Geeking Along

  1. I love the Mario Kart square! Your DK skills are amazing. I need to learn that… and brioche, too. I haven’t really tackled anything new since I tried lace a few years ago. (Well, spinning. But I haven’t tried any new knitting techniques.)

    1. Thanks! DK isn’t actually as hard as it looks. If you know how to knit and purl, you can double-knit. It’s mostly just a matter of yarn management. I’m really enjoying it, and especially love the way all the loose ends and ugly bits are sandwiched between the two layers. 🙂

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