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Thank goodness for Botswana

November 19, 2008

Right now, all I seem to be able to knit is garter stitch rectangles. Everything else seems beyond my mental capacity. Luckily for me, the kids in Botswana can use garter stitch rectangles (i.e. blankets) and there’s a new drive for Botswana items for next winter — our summer.

Here is my Rose Quartz blanket.

The yarn is some I purchased on eBay a couple of years ago. It is Bernat Adirondack (acrylic, cotton, mohair, wool, and nylon). Wool is actually better for this project, but I have 13 skeins of this sitting unused. I am not going to use it for anything for me. It is too pink for me. I don’t know what I thought “rose quartz” was going to be, but it is pink. I want to use it for a good cause, so I hope it will be an adequately warm blanket with only 28% animal fiber.

Even though it is a plain garter stitch rectangle, I still managed to add a stitch to the row count TWICE and had to rip back TWICE. Sigh.
Extra Stitch-1

The plant is our brand new camilla that the guy at the garden center ASSURED us would be hardy in New Jersey. We’ll see about that.