Saturday, January 22, 2011
blankie and blogiversary prize
This blanket radiates heat, so cozy to snuggle under on the couch. A kind friend gave me a bag of gray Manos and I added colors to this improvisational blankie, using the gray as a unifying background. It's done for now, I’m thinking of adding a I-cord edge but have moved on to other projects. I may come back to the I-cord or maybe it’s fine just the way it is, what do you think?
This is made up of scarf-like strips in garter stitch. I chose the colors as I pleased to make the stripes and then sewed the scarfy strips together. Almost all the yarn is Manos with the exception of the knubby orange which is some Leicester Longwool from Hopping Acres that I got at Rhinebeck and the whites which were odd bits that I had in the stash. Manos comes in almost 100 colors, I could buy them all.
I tried taking a few pictures in our backyard which is buried under snow right now. That's right, the blanket is actually draped on a snow bank. This took a year to finish this mainly because it's kind of boring to knit. It’s a wild and wooly blanket, a bit primitive looking (might need a good blocking) but it sure is warm and the colors make me happy.
Here are some yarns for the blogiversary prize winner to choose one skein from. These are all stash yarns that I'm a wee bit sad to let go. The yarns are (from left to right) Socks that Rock Lightweight in Crabby McHappypants, Mountain Colors Bearfoot in Rosehip, Noro Transitions #19 (very cool yarn made of wool, cashmere, alpaca, angora, camel, kid mohair, silk), and Decadent Fibers Marshmallow. You can still enter the blogiversary contest by leaving a comment here, the end time for comments will be January 27, 2011 and 7 pm EST.