Sunday, March 11, 2007

How Sweet It Is!

This is the "Sweet Cherries" blanket from Lion Brand. It's one of those mindless, knit-every-stitch projects, but with four colors in two kinds of yarn in four color combinations, it required a lot of yarn wrangling, which made it definitely non-portable. After a while, I took to lining up the yarn at one end of the couch and protecting it from the cat (who has her own idea of yarn wrangling) with a pillow when not actively knitting.

The pattern called for 6 rows of melon and fuchsia, 1 of melon and french vanilla, 2 of pastel pink and french vanilla, and 2 of pastel pink and fuchsia. Well, that singleton made it next to impossible to carry the yarn up the side, plus I didn't like the way it looked, so I changed the singleton to a double. Also, the pattern called for casting on in melon and french vanilla, then immediately switching to the 6-row color combination. I didn't like the way that looked, either, so I cast on in melon and fuchsia. I also ended with the six-color stripe because that is when I ran out of melon, an event I anticipated thanks to my new scale.

It was early in my new-found passion for knitting when I ran across this pattern. The online photo showed three different blankets in one picture, and since I couldn't decide which one to make, I ordered the yarn for all three. (In case you haven't noticed, I tend to take things too far.) One down, two to go, but I'm going to take a break first.


otismurph said...

Ooh, it looks great! I finished a monster afghan for an X-Mas present, so I undestand the relief you must be feeling :)

Nell said...

It looks lovely! What a great collection of colours.