Friday, September 25, 2015

All About the Wedding Blanket

The pattern: Fabulous Felines Rajah's Blanket. Verdict: I like the pattern. Few flaws and I had to make few mods (and one of those was because seed stitch and I have agreed we should keep our distance from each other).

The yarn: Loops & Threads Charisma, 18.75 skeins of the 26 I bought on New Year's Day. Verdict: A very good choice when you need bulky and want soft and machine-wash. It looks like it might blur a little over time, but I'm okay with that. The cables really pop in it.

The start: January 31, 2015; first pictures seem to have shown up here in February, amidst the snow and shoveling woes.

The finish: knitting on Sept 19, finishing on Sept 23

Finished blanket weight: four and a half pounds!

And then the pictures. Right side:
The lighting makes it looks striped, doesn't it? Weird.
Wrong side:
Not so bad, eh? For a "wrong" side.
Close ups:
And the final package, ready to hand over:
Done, done, done...

P.S. Carlos was so glad when I finished messing with his bed. He isn't one of those cats who enjoys a game of change-the-sheets, so that's a regular annoyance to him, and then this time, even more so.


Blogger Mary Ellen said...

It turned out SO beautiful!! It's going to be lovely and cozy, too.

8:20 PM, September 25, 2015  
Blogger Kali said...

Yeah for you! It looks amazing!

9:45 PM, September 25, 2015  
Blogger goosefairy said...

WOW. Fantastic job. It's obvious you love your friends.

1:21 PM, September 26, 2015  
Blogger Leslie said...

What an excellent job! The back side even looks good and I've got a "thing" about back sides. I hope your friends appreciate the love and care you put into their gift.

5:01 PM, September 26, 2015  
Blogger Alice said...

HOLY COW I LOVE IT!!! Gorgeous! So amazing!

12:33 PM, September 28, 2015  

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