I've never actually lived in neighborhoods with block parties, so when I say block parties more accurately I'm talking about blocking.
I am in the interminable stage in a knitting project. First I am weaving in ends. 560 ends, excepting the times when I forgot the pattern and cut the yarn too soon and added additional ends to the mix.
I'm hoping to weave in all the ends and have the squares all blocking by Saturday morning. While I can go to the knitter's brunch on Saturday and weave in more ends, I'll have a bit more fun if I do the slogathon before work, at lunch, and after work and see if I can get them all done. Two (sometimes 3 if I am especially lucky) squares an hour.
Yup. I have finished all of the squares for the Mitred Crosses blanket, and if I were a smart person I would have woven in ends as I went along.
So, needless to say no one was terribly close to the date I'm going to finish the blanket. The closest was my friend, Eeeeka, who is not a knitter and decided she didn't want the prize. So, the next closest date was September 15 from Marsha!
The second winner was randomly selected from all of the remaining entrants (including my mom, who posted on Facebook, and Katrina who commented on another post). That winner is Mrspao.
All of the winners have been emailed, and while the blanket isn't technically done yet I couldn't in good conscience linger over this once the knitting itself was done. Especially as I have actually been a good doobie and started weaving in ends even if it is the least fun part of the project.