It has been since I last bought yarn!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Ready For My Close Up

Well... I'm ready.


Or at least I'm ready as I'll ever be. Above are my Stampede 2010 submissions for this year. I finished the blue twisted cable blanket just in the nick of time. It's out of the blocking pins TODAY, which is a relief, because I need to take it to the grounds for judging TOMORROW.

Whew! That was down to the wire.


Pattern: Textured Knots by Norah Gaughan
Yarn: Knit Picks Shine Worsted in Bachelor Button
Needles: US 6 for the ribbing at the ends and US 8 for the body
Notes: It's a lovely pattern. It's classy and gorgeous! The yarn really makes the pattern pop, but I'll be honest, this blanket weighs a TONNE. I liked the yarn well enough* but if I were to knit this again, I wouldn't use this weight. The blanket is heavy. Also? If you knit this- blow up the chart on a photocopier and COLOR CODE your cables. I would never have knit this successfully without a color coded cable chart. It just makes it so much easier!
Listening To: Craft Lit's Little Women and the Scarlett Letter and Selden Edwards The Little Book.


So- with Textured Knots off the needles I gave myself a little reprieve. I should have been pulling out the various socks in progress and finishing them up.



I fell off the wagon. (Oops!) So elated with the joy of being done the blankets, I was instantly inspired by the cute little Goodale cardigan and just decided that I deserved a pleasure project. I used my Christmas gift cards from family members (thanks Moms & Dads!) and bought this LOVELY Louisa Harding "Albero" in colorway 4. I think it's perfect for this cardigan and who knows- maybe I'll have another finished object to show off soon?

Cross your fingers for me- the projects leave for the Stampede tomorrow... we'll see how I measure up!

*Knit Picks has served me well and seen me successfully complete many projects this last year, I just wish they tried harder to prevent knots in their balls of yarns. Too many knots this time! It was frustrating and all too common.


Jocelyn said...

Congratulations - they're both beautiful and I know you'll do well. Glad you treated yourself to a fun-knit project... did you see Wollmeise superwash at The Loopy Ewe today??

Megan said...

Gorgeous work! Love the finishing on "Pink Insanity"

Anonymous said...

Two winners! Love them both.