Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Hemlock Ring Blanket



Hemlock Ring Blanket
Started: May 2, 2008
Ended: June 14, 2008
Yarn: Cascade Eco 2 skeins (not all of the 2nd skein)
Needles: US size 10 1/2

Ain’t that a blip, you know I hate conforming, but I had to with this baby, too pretty to write my regular, this pattern, and this yarn. See. I know how to act sometime.

Okay, back to the project. I love this lapghan. I originally was making this for my FIL for daddy’s day, but I think it is kinda girly. He is a suave, cool, dude, but I do not think this will look good on his sofa. I will knit him something else.

Starting this project was a hassle. I ordered a deeper brown yarn from WEBS, but as soon as I ordered, someone came in the store and took the last, and then I switch to a lighter brown – same thing. I was ready to quit ya’ll, but I really wanted to tackle this blanket. And I am glad I did, I got a lighter yarn, and I am so happy I knitted this beauty. My kids and husband love it. My mom likes it too, which is saying a lot. So, this baby needs to find a home because it is too light for my living room (kids). I think I may give it to my mom or my Great Aunt.

This is a really easy knit, as long as you pay attention on certain rounds. A fast knit as well. It took me awhile, because I was reading The Pillars of the Earth 800 + pages and it was ssooooo good. So, I would read and knit like 4 rows a day, other than that you could definitely bang it out. As a gift this would be cute, but would the recipient want to pin it out and block it after? I wonder, because this would be great Xmas gifts.



13 comments:

Sheila said...

Very Pretty.

Cas... said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Chelette said...

I want it! It’s gorgeous.

cici said...

Girl... you did a great job. Did you start with the knit a long from Webs? I bought all the stuff to make it, but haven't yet. I need to finish my cph.

Virtuous said...

She is puuurty! ;o) I like the color despite it wasn't what you originally wanted!

Puddin' has been done since Saturday, but I have been to lazy to post about her (as I type something up now! Haha)

Great job gurl!

KimT said...

gorgeous!

Amanda said...

So very pretty! I can't believe you finished so quickly, the F&F section of the blanket I am working on is taking forever!

Carmell said...

i just saw Stacy's and now yours. i am on this!!! yours is very pretty also!

Rebecca Jo said...

Where did you get the pattern for that? That would be AMAZING Christmas presents!!! If its a free pattern - can you turn me onto it please?

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing. I really want to make this project. Yours came out great!

Lisa said...

Beautiful! You did an excellent job! Looks comfy too : )

KnitFloozy said...

you did a great job!!!! that blanket sure is purdy!

sahara said...

That lapghan looks FABULOUS, but not easy.

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