Sunday, June 21, 2009
Life is long - knit something big
Way way back in February 2006, I had made some headway on the original iteration of this project. It's interesting because I looked it up on the old blog, and found that it took me two weeks to make almost one square. This time, I'm only working on it as a 'backstop' project when lace requires too much concentration or only have a few minutes here and there, it's taken me one week to make one square and a half, I don't even feel like I've really worked on it yet.
I've never stopped wanting to make this blanket, even though I abandoned the first attempt years ago. When I went back to ravelry to look at the projects, I still liked it the most of all the sock yarn blankets.
So, I thought I might take advantage of the beautiful silk/bamboo/wool sock yarn that I have in the shop, and keep a few skeins for myself and knit something with my own yarn.
It's the Bear Claw Blanket by Veronique Avery. From the very first Interweave Knits magazine I ever bought.
The yarn is my Ultimate Sock yarn, in Turkey Red, Charcoal Suit and Natural. There will be a border around the whole thing in an indigo blue, but it will be some time before you'll be seeing that part I imagine.
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