Sunday, September 22, 2013

It's been a while

Hello, there. It's been a little while, hasn't it? We've had lots of exciting things going on. We went on vacation on a "big white boat" as Tadpole puts it. Then we came back and moved into our new house a couple of weeks later. Yes, the pictures will look a little different - we've left our city apartment and moved to a house in the 'burbs. We're all enjoying the extra space. There's been plenty of knitting, too, on all sorts of things. But I've only got one FO to show, and I think it is worth the wait.

It took over a year to finish my Rams and Yowes blanket but this project was well worth the time and effort.

And I'm not the only one who wanted to photograph the finished product.

Blocking gave the fabric a beautiful drape that I did not expect from the work in progress. I decided not to work the applied i-cord edging around the outside of the border. In retrospect, it might have made blocking a bit cleaner (but not so much that I'd want to go back and add it now). But tacking down the underside of the border took so long that I just didn't have the heart to work several yards of i-cord after that.

Now for the money shots:

This one's a keeper. Who gets to keep it is still TBD.


Jodi said...

That is one gorgeous blanket! Tadpole looks pretty fond of it.

Congrats on the new house, and I'd love to hear more about your trip (Alaska, right?). Big changes!

Brendaknits said...

That is gorgeous. And a ton of work. Congrats on finishing it.

Stephanie said...

I absolutely love the blanket. You should be the keeper of it! ;-) Glad Tadpole loves it too. Congrats on the new house! Hope there is more yarn storage space. ;-) (sjn821)

Jennifer said...

OOOoooh! It's gorgeous. Love the blanket and the photo shoot. I see a future fiber artist in this post. Congratulations on a job well done!

Kathy said...

That's weird, you didn't show up in my blog feed... will have to investigate. Wow, it's stunning. I've admired the pattern for awhile but know I don't have the patience for it. Tadpole would be the one person that might convince me to give up that blanket after all the work! Maybe. :)