So. I've had miters on my mind for a long time now. Specifically, a blanket. This blanket from my all-time favorite knitting book, Mason-Dixon Knitting - the Mitered Square Blanket.
I've been wanting to do this blanket for a long time and periodically, I would look at the finished projects on Ravelry. I've even collected a small stash of Takhi Cotton, mostly leftovers from Ballband Washcloth kits from my LYS and a couple of skeins I added onto a order of yarn a while back.
I spent hours on Ravelry and boy, was that a mistake. The more I looked, the more mired down in indecision I became. Should I use different colors like I'd planned (juicy and blah's per Kay's suggestion in the book)? Or should I use light and dark colors in the same color family? Or should I use only one color for the contrasting stripes? Or should I use(fill in the blank)? My head was spinning!
Then a few weeks ago, I had the thought that maybe I should knit a mitered square BEFORE commiting to an entire blanket. And I am knitting squares for Blankets for Birmingham so this would be perfect! Kill two squares in one knit! I copied and pasted the pattern onto one sheet (personal use only), got out my Peaches & Creme and started knitting. I learned three things: 1) I love knitting miters, 2) I need to enlarge the instructions, 3) I need new glasses - ok I knew this one already, but whatever.
Today, I made a decision. I'm making it all different colors. Since, I've been knitting the log cabin blankets, I've made some happy color discoveries. And that's what I hope happens with this mitered blanket. Stay tuned. I hope to get started soon.