Sunday, June 26, 2016

Keyfit blanket by Tanis

For the past few months, I have been knitting a baby blanket and I am a bit sad that it is done!
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".
I made the border with "Cerulean" which is just so beautiful!!!! The intensity of that blue just moves me so deeply!! I love the contrast of blue/yellow as well.


"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!!!