Update on a not-so-secret project

Good morning and happy Saturday! Don’t put your wool sweaters away yet! You’re still going to need them for a while, especially this weekend. I have put my heaviest sweaters away and left several light sweaters out. Come the beginning of May, I usually have all but one put away for the season, and that one I leave out may stay out all summer long. There have been some summer evenings when I have been grateful for having a very light wool sweater to wear.

It has been a really hectic week in this house and I have had little opportunity to prepare for this Saturday’s post. It’s going to be a hectic morning here too as we have to head out first thing this morning, so I am not able to spend much time writing, or spinning, or knitting.
However, there is one project that I have been working on during what little free time I have had this week, and because it isn’t a super secret project like the Fiber to Scarf exchange, I can show you pictures!

For our Color Challenge at this year’s Men’s Spring Knitting Retreat, I drew the following five colors, and matched them up with five colors of Cascade 220 worsted weight yarn.

Then I decided that the bluish purple wasn’t a very good match, so I replaced it with something a little less purple.

I found a pattern for a small pinwheel style blanket done in 12 wedges. It took me a while to decide on a color sequence for my five colors, and then I had to get more of each color because I decided to increase the size of each wedge to make a bigger blanket. This is as far as I have come with my knitting for this project.

There are three complete wedges here and the start of a fourth. So I’m only a little over 25% done with the knitting. Then comes the weaving in of all those ends in the wedges where two colors are striped, and then I will decide if I want any kind of border. Keep in mind I have two months to complete this project!

The coming week promises to be just as hectic as I scramble to get ready for a little road trip next weekend with my pretty girl. We’re heading down to New Jersey for a couple of dog shows. As always, I hope she does well, but no matter whether she wins or not, she’s always Best in Show to me.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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