Project: Blanket

Et viola- we have something other than a secret project or an update on Matt’s socks.

I had friends come into town last week to visit. I only get to see them once, maybe twice a year, so my excitement was HIGH.

Knowing that we were going to have more of a BE vacation, I picked something that I could pick up and put down at random, and would take little to no thought.

Enter the Hemlock Ring blanket.

[Yeah, the artsy shot is always the one I try to make look good, and ends up looking a bit odd. I had a random urge to blog, and that was the last bit of sun coming into the back of the house this evening. I think my favorite part is the little sliver right over the edging.]

I don’t really have all that much to add that hasn’t already been said. Big lace = pretty. I did have a bit wherein I was epically attacked. I made mention of it on the Knitmore Girls Ravelry group. I would say I’m a fairly competent knitter. That opinion flew out the window when I reached the feather and fan chart and was a whole repeat short of stitches. Apparently, I still cannot count past two.

My hubby was kind enough to help me block it. That’s why it’s wonky looking.

The yarn came from a delightful friend, Colleen, who was having a trunk sale. I’m tempted to buy another few cones as I liked knitting with it that much.  It’s a mohair blend, and bloomed and haloed so prettily. I’m looking forward to using this as my computer lap blanket this coming winter. It’s WARM.