Firstly, I am thrilled to tell you that I blocked the blanket! In what is probably a FIRST for me, I blocked the blanket the day after my MiL dropped off the board. (She has a blocking board, I have a swift and winder- we have a mutually beneficial relationship.) Say hello to Ties that Bind!
Pattern: Ties that Bind by Diane Conroy
Yarn: Classic Elite Yarns Cotton Bamboo in colorway 3604 (light blue)
Needles: US 4
Notes: This was a great pattern. I'm not sure how it distinguished itself from other patterns that find me bored halfway through, but this one never made me bored. I was always engaged enough that I find the knitting interesting. Also? This is the first time I've done i-cord edge. I love it. You're going to see it a lot more- it is 100% worth the pain it is to cast on in this manner.
(Look at all that beautiful i-cord!)
I also really have to give kudo's to the yarn- not only is something that's been in my stash forever, but it was REALLY great to knit with. It's very very soft and leaves this beautiful sheen on the after project. I would totally think about buying more- when there's room in the stash to do so!
With Ties that Bind off the needles I've begun on the new Stampede mystery project. (Which, I added an i-cord cast on to as my first modification.) I knew when I begun this project that it was going to be heavy bobbin and ends to sew in. But I knew that the final results were going to be worth it. This blanket has pretty heavy intarsia work in it.
Anyways on nights where I'm feeling a little worn out- or just lazy, the sheer idea of pulling out this blanket is just too daunting to manage, so the plain old Maui socks have been seeing a bit of action too.
(Last picture of these was in Maui... quite the contrast hey? *sigh* Calgary spring is DEPRESSING.)
I must get back to my projects- I can't wait to show you more of the mystery blanket project. It's going to be so cute.