Sunday, October 26, 2014

The most beautiful blanket I have ever knitted

After 18 months on the needles, I finished one of the most beautiful blanket ever!!
This post is worthless without pictures :)

The color.....that yellow just makes me happy!!! It is by Three Irish Girls, DK weight and the colorway is "When life gives you lemon say no thank you and make cookies instead"!
 Brilliant right!!





I love the cables, the lace pattern, the texture, the length!!! This blanket was supposed to be a gift but I am having a very hard time giving it away. even though I am making myself a throw version!!! I never imagined that I could make something so beautiful!! As I am finishing up my PhD, I tend to shy away from complex projects because I can't handle an additional stress... from knitting of all places! I am so glad I mustered my courage to make this blanket.

The pattern is "Sky Ladder'" from Anne Hanson.

Talking about pretty things, I am currently spinning another fiber from Unwind Yarn Company, a beautiful Merino/ Silk braid "stop and smell the poppies"



Sunday, October 19, 2014

Spinning again

After a long hiatus, it feels soooo great to spin again!!!

A riot of color ruction: merino/nylon


  

Three Irish Girls Carys BFL roving, colorway is "sandpiper" from the Netloft




FatCatKnits "Frog and Carp" on BFL/Silk




Unwind Yarns Company "Sanibel Stoop" in Merino/ Silk