The 2010 Olympics are in full swing, and so is my spree of project finishing. Now that the sweater vest is out of the way, here's my latest Finished Object: my very own Hemlock Ring Blanket!
I had put this project aside last summer, not realizing I was just past the last set of increases before the bindoff. That means I had four rows plus the edging to do. Granted, those last rows take a bit to get all the way around, but it was easy knitting. I even used a lifeline, but it was kinda pointless at that stage. Oh well, good practice.
The pattern is Jared Flood's Hemlock Ring Blanket, a doily pattern extrapolated into a lap blanket, using the help of bulky yarn. It's knit in Cascade Ecological Wool, color Latte, and I have a good bit of the second skein left. Granted, the skein is about 500 yards to begin with.
Yeah. And I wound that sucker by hand.
On the needles now, with the mad intention of finishing by closing ceremony next Sunday, are a pair of long forgotten socks, a shawl for mom, and another Herbivore Shawl by Stephen West. Hold on to your hats, folks!