Thursday, March 11, 2010

GREY AFGHAN DONE!







Finished at last! The grey afghan is finally done. It was begun around the first of February and was pretty much a knitting marathon. It’s all my handspun. The darker grey is from the two rams we sold last year. The light grey is a fleece I bought somewhere.

It took over two thousand yards of yarn and I had totaled up the number of yards in each skein to start with and then weighed the remaining yarns after the first quarter of the piece was finished and weighed. It seemed likely that there wouldn’t be enough of the lite grey, but I had made myself a version of the Danish tie shawl with a neat knitted on edging from Riverrim in the lite grey so I hoped I might be able to just re-use the yarn from the edging and replace it with another color which is what happened.

In the meantime I got the box tape loom warped to take to Hrim Schola on the weekend. I also learned that Eleanor Bittle was absolutely correct when she said it wasn’t necessary to use a back strap on the box tape loom for pick up patterns.

6 Comments:

Blogger Phiala said...

The afghan is lovely - congrats on finishing. I'll see you at Hrim Schola.

12:08 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Lovely!

9:15 PM  
Blogger Judy said...

It is beautiful (favorite color!) I am sure Fred loves it, who wouldn't. Have a great weekend

8:04 AM  
Blogger cyndy said...

The Grey Afghan is amazing!

A work of art!
(glad you were able to "borrow" the yarn from a previous project to finish!)

Have a terrific time at Hrim Schola!

9:12 AM  
Blogger Tam said...

Gorgeous!

11:56 AM  
Blogger LDSVenus said...

The afghan is beautiful! I finally finished one that I had been working on for a year :P. I love that you knit it from your handspun and that you started with fleece. Well done! I also love the weaving that you are doing. The design is gorgeous. Gonna have to get a loom to try weaving myself some day. :)

7:31 PM  

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