Monday, December 31, 2007

Ringing in the New Year


Pattern: Hemlock Ring Blanket
Designer: Brooklyntweed
Yarn: Cascade Ecological Wool (8025 - Night Vision)

Turning a lacy little doily into a big old warm lap blanket is one heck of a brilliant idea (thank goodness for boys who knit in Brooklyn). I loved knitting this, particularly because of the feather and fan stitch...and the centre piece...and the edging...ok, I loved the whole thing! and I'm a little sad that it's done. The Cascade Ecological Wool used was also fantastic. A nice, substantial wool with loads of yardage packed in, it'll be good and warm this winter.

Unfortunately when blocking time came around I couldn't, for the life of me, find my blocking pins, so I simply laid it out and gave it a good tug around the corners, leaving it to dry on its own and that seemed to work fine. It is a blanket after all and I think I can get away with not blocking it to perfection, but I may give it a gentle press of the iron here and there.

So that's the last finished project for 2007! Happy New Year, everyone! Remember, don't drink and drive, but drinking and knitting is allowed!

6 comments:

koko puff said...

What a high note to end the year on! It's a beautiful blanket. Happy New Year!

May said...

This is so beautiful!
Happy New Year!

Yvette said...

Gorgeous! Have a wonderful New Year. See you soon I hope.

Jason said...

happy new year!

DeAnna said...

Gorgeous!!

Jason said...

house alert! new house tonight!