Wednesday, February 06, 2008

It is Finished!

Back in August I spotted the pattern for this gorgeous blanket. Right then I decided I would make it and it took everything in me to not go out and buy yarn for this project and cast-on immediately. I was able to convince myself to wait at least until Rhinebeck where I could purchase some unique yarn for the blanket. There I found 600 yards of a pretty vintage rose color. Then I convinced myself that I had too many projects going at once and to wait until you could get the Interchangeable needle set. I got the set for Christmas (much to my relief since I wasn't sure how much longer I could last without casting on).

December 26th I casted on. It took me just over one month to finish.
The bind-off row took one full week. I blocked it tonight and I have to say, I LOVE it! It is just over 4 feet around - the perfect size for a lap blanket. I have already bought yarn for a second blanket in a chocolate brown. I would recommend this pattern to anyone -- especially to anyone who wants to learn how to knit lace (this was my first lace project) or who wants to knit a blanket, but isn't sure they can make it through a whole afghan (I have one too many blankets that were started and quickly abandoned for something quicker).

*More pictures on Ravelry.


Lani said...

Absolutely gorgeous ... I LOVE that color. I have two more UFO's to finish and I can start my own Hemlock Ring!

smelly said...

Aileen, that is BEAUtiful!