I wanted to show you a picture of the finished blanket.
|Full size diagonal striped blanket|
So, pardon the photo. Actually, just go ahead and pardon every photo for the next week, month, maybe even year. We're revamping the interior of our house and it's a disaster. The entire house is one, giant, half finished work zone. There are drop clothes, ladders, power saws, drywall tools, buckets of paint, lumber.... everywhere. The few rooms that either are not being remodeled or that are finished contain the furniture from the ones that are. There isn't a single room untouched. It's complete chaos and extremely unphotographic.
The photo and background are lousy, but I'm feeling pretty proud of myself for completing the blanket. It's laying on a full size bed, unstretched and unblocked. I'm feeling quite cocky over the fact that I knit it on US4 needles, with fingering weight scrap yarn and knit it, start to finish, without putting it down to work on something else. That in itself is a major miracle!
I can't get too cocky about it though. The photo lies. I still have a long way to go with the weaving in of the ends. All I've done is pull all the ends to one side of the blanket. I'd hoped to weave in those pesky ends during the hockey game the other night but....
So Faded took all my attention. I just couldn't put it down. It's been years since I've knit myself a sweater, I LOVE the yarn I'm using, the pattern is an easy, top down raglan knit in the round. You can see from the photo there is a slight bit of texture involved and the color changes will keep it interesting and will keep me motivated to keep knitting. I'm definitely excited about knitting this sweater.
One last thing about that diagonal striped blanket. I know - you are sick of hearing about it. I'm kinda sick of talking about it but.... Many of you have asked if there's a pattern. There is not. But I do have my design notes and will put them into some kind of readable/understandable format and post them here on the blog. I'll have a couple of days off this coming week and hope to get that done then. Keep an eye out if you're interested.
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