Monday, May 14, 2012

Feast of Stripes

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As predicted, this project has me fully in its grip.  I started it, what, a week ago?  Already, it is huge and covers my entire lap as I knit.  It is the most perfect combination of a) quick color decision and b) knit mindlessly and happily without even looking; while winning playing Monopoly; while staying up until 1:30 in the morning, catching up with the girl, home from Hogwarts now for the summer, who brings so much light into my life.  Yesterday, she asked me if I would brush her hair.  I live for things like that.

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Pardon my exploration of the macro settings…I should really just read the manual…

The stripes are small enough to seem manageable, but big enough now to feel luxurious, offering long stretches of peaceful knitting.  Luxurious manageability. 

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Of course, I’m still working on the woven/twill/tweed/linen stitch crochet Stripes Of Love blanket, which continues to tantalize me.  This is such a feast of joyful color.  I am having the best time. 

27 comments:

  1. Yr rug is really nice..love the colours & the effect..l always liked logcabins...Should be lovely when finished.. Best Wishes, Hahnsmum.

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  2. Just loving these stripes!The colours are wonderful.
    Enjoy having your daughter home
    Gill xx

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  3. You have completed so much - it looks very cosy. How lovely to be able to brush your daughter's hair. Enjoy her being at home. Lily. xxx

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  4. Such a cozy pass-time - it's looking really good. Love the mix of colours.

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  5. Just think of all the lovely memories you are knitting into this blanket!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  6. I REALLY love this blanket. It is like a knitted quilt and actually it reminds me of Posy's log cabin quilt which is a huge favourite of mine. Seeing both blankets at the end there, I wouldn't be able to choose.

    My daughter would not let me around her hair in a million years! It seems like light years away since I got to wash and brush it and put pony tails in it. My daughter has yet to go away but will do in October. I miss her so much already.
    Sara

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  7. Love all those stripes! They both look so wonderful.

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  8. OOh this is lovely. How are you knitting it - is it one piece or many pieces joined together? I feel a new knitting project about to start - thanks for the inspiration xx

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  9. Lovely stripes! It's looking great.

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  10. Scrumptious colours! I love both these blankets, I can see why you are addicted to making them. Luckily I also have a blanket on the go that I a addicted to - it's more Diagon Alley than Hogwarts though... xx

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  11. Yet another gorgeous garter stitch blanket worked in some really uplifting colours :-) Your other garter stitch blanket in grey and white has inspired me so much; a crocheted version is in the offing!
    Thank you so much for your comforting comment at my blog today; so much appreciated.
    best wishes
    Karen
    xx

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  12. Truly gorgeous honey!!

    Leah
    x

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  13. So beautiful...it inspires me to start a blanket I bought the yarn a year ago. I have changed pattern so many times. Just can't get it's one going. Love it, love it,

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  14. you have me all inspred now to go and start one of these wonderous blankets.......ohhh for more hours in a day.x

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  15. It is looking gorgeous as usual. Happy Tuesday,
    Meredith

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  16. Very, very lovely.
    It's great to have a 'mindless' project on the go, isn't it?!
    Enjoy your week.
    X

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  17. That close up shot is a beaut. Are you using circular needles? I need to figure out these knitty things. Both blankets are so pretty, I'm inspired to try a striped crochet one. Have fun with your daughter!

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    1. Yes, that's a circular needle. This thing gets pretty big in a hurry, and it wouldn't fit on any kind of straight needle. :)

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  18. The colours are lovely and the weather has been so bloomin cold that a snuggly blanket to knit is a very welcome project on the lap indeed. Don't you find sometimes that choosing between ongoing projects gets a bit tricky and you end up wishing you were an octopus, lol. Can't wait to see your finished blankets!
    Have fun x

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  19. I can absolutely see how much fun knitting this blanket would be. Love, love, love your colors.

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  20. Love the pin cushions. Love the blanket!!

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  21. gorgeous!! such happy colors!

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  22. Hi Kristen, these blankets both look amazing. Do you have a pattern? I know you shared a link in your previous post, but I can't seem to follow it. I am new to knitting and this looks like something I could manage as well as being gorgeous. Thanks :)

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    1. Hi there,

      The pattern for the Log Cabin blanket can be found in the book "Mason Dixon Knitting" (here's a link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mason-dixon-knitting-kay-gardiner/1016529914?ean=9780307586452&itm=1&usri=mason+dixon+knitting) or you can search "Log Cabin Knitting" in Ravelry and find it there.

      The other blanket, the crochet one, I'm just making it up as I go. I'll put up some pattern details when I finish it--soon, I hope!

      Good luck! :)

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  23. great job.

    its sooo lovely.
    I like it very very match

    greatings send you Conny

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