Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Lace Blanket of Doom

It's done, the Lace Blanket of Doom! It's blocking upstairs. This wouldn't be possible without the blockers the husband bought me for Christmas.


And a closeup:


Pattern: Lace Leaf Throw by Fibertrends
Yarn: Lionbrand WoolEase Bulky
Needles: US 11, 32" Addi Turbo circs
Dimensions: h= 56", w= 64"

I thought it would never end, but now it's done!

24 comments:

DomesticOverlord said...

Can I have it?

Just kidding. I know this thing has been making you insane but it did turn out beautifully! Way to stick with it, I'd have put the whole thing in a box and sent it off to some other knitter by now. Not that I've done that...

bradyphrenia said...

ooh, it looks so beautiful! way to stick with it.

cathy said...

lovelylovelylovely :)

SuzannaBanana said...

I knit a blanket once.

Once.

Congratulation on sticking with it. It's lovely!

Kate said...

congrats on sticking with it. The final product is beautiful! well done :)

Andi said...

It looks "fabulous dahlink"! Good for you for finishing it!
Unlike me, who has an aversion to finishing. Is there a name for that? But I like the journal idea. Since these are now all on Flickr, I'm just gonna put the particulars in the notes. I knew there was a reason I wanted pictures of WIPs…

Bezzie said...

Wow! Amazing! Yeah I would have gone nuts.

Zonda said...

Just beautiful! You rock! I so cannot even think about knitting this!! Breathe a sigh of relief...it is done! And done well! :)

cpurl17 said...

Girl, if you have the patience to knit this,you'll be spinning in no time!!

Nell said...

Beautiful, well done you!!

Guro said...

Lovely! Oh, and beautiful... And good job testing your knitting stamina like that.

Joanna said...

It's gorgeous!! And more importantly... finished! Congrats on getting it done, now onto smaller and more fun projects, right? ;)

Stephanie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Glad to see you are spinning! A co-worker gave me the wool from her sheep last spring and after attempting to clean it myself, I ended up sending it to a wool mill. Its been so long I figured it was lost in the mail, but they just finally contacted me 7 months later to say the roving is done and on its way back to me! Must have been very dirty wool :)

Cynthia said...

Wowowowowowow!

That gives me serious sock anxiety!

Pauline said...

Lovely blanket! I am dusting off my crochet skills and having fun!Nothing a few hand cramps can't hold off. :)

Batty said...

Thanks so much!

Oddly enough, one of my reasons for learning how to crochet is so that I don't have to knit blankets any more. I'm told that crocheting is way faster when it comes to blankets.

But so far, I've only crocheted dish cloths. I guess a dish cloth is a very, very small blanket, right?

weezalana said...

Oh Bez, it's gorgeous!

Faerynuff said...

That is bee-yoo-tiful!

The patience you must have...

Faerynuff said...

Crochet lots of dishcloths and sew them together = 1 blanket :)

Sssarahevt said...

wow...that's a really big piece 'o lace! You are amazing!!

Larjmarj said...

GORGEOUS! Did you use blocking wires? I might have to invest in some. hmmmmm.............

Amanda said...

I am in awe. That looks wonderful!

(Plus, I love the fact that you call such a dainty looking thing the "lace blanket of doom.")

fleegle said...

It's gorgeous! Glad it's finished, finally.

Rain said...

Yay! You finished it. About time too ;) It's stunning and well worth the work that went into it.