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.