Saturday, June 4, 2011
The blanket in action
So, I ordered my yarn and got to work on the wonderful Hemlock Ring Blanket. And even though I'd left myself barely a month to knit a blanket (and a super-duper busy month at that!), I finished this lovely work in 20 days. And the bind-off took 3 of those days! But look how gorgeously it turned out!
Worth every moment of it. My only regret is that I decided for some crazy reason to use size 9 needles, and so the blanket only measured 54" at the end (even with an extra lace repeat in there!).
The pattern was a delightful combination of mindless and pay-attention rounds - perfect for TV and camping knitting. And I love how the shape of this blanket is so atypical. I'll be on the lookout for more interesting doily patterns to make large. Yes, there are definitely blankets in my future.
And doesn't it look just perfect on their couch in their livingroom?
Ravelry deets here.