The pattern is "Keyfit" by Tanis Lavallee.
I started knitting it in last November 2015 during my Thanksgiving break when I really needed a break from grading, dissertation and job searching!
Playing with the colors was just what I needed!!!!!
To choose the yarn, I hesitated between Three Irish Girls, Tanis Fiber Arts and Unwind Yarn Company!
I ended up choosing Unwind Yarn Company as many colorways spoke to me at that moment, reminding me of different phases in my life.
For instance "Truly Madly Deeply" a deep purple reminds me of summers spent in Belgium and my first year in Senegal. I was singing that song all the time and still remember all the lyrics!!
|From Left to Right: the colorways are" Raspberry" with "Asiatic Lily"," Gracie Pearl"with "Truly, Madly, Deeply", "Brown-Eyed Girl" with "Stop and Smell the Poppies" and the last quadrant is "Evergreen" with "Cerulean".|
"Making Memories 2014" reminds me of my first knitting retreat organized by Just One More Row Podcast and how it was the perfect opportunity to get closer to a dear friend.
|From Left to Right the colorways are "Island of Misfit Toys" with "Brown-Eyed Girl", "Merry Fallmas" with "Goldenrod", "Making Memories 2014" with "Asiatic Lily" and the last quadrant is "Space Pirate" with "Cerulean"|
"Raspberry" reminds me of a favorite blush color from Stila Cosmetics, specifically the convertible color in "Fuschia". Back in 2004, I used to wear it all the time and I loved how I could dab a bit on the cheeks and lips!!!
|"Stop and Smell the Poppies" with "Raspberry", "Asiatic Lily" with "Highlands"|
As I look at the finished blanket , I am grateful that this knitting process helped me to build up confidence in my ability to pair colors! I am keeping this blanket for myself!!!!! Did I say how much I LOVE knitting blankets!!!