Sunday, November 19, 2006
Below please find a photo of a blanket I just finished (pre-blocking). It was inspired by the "Circle of Fun" in the Mason-Dixon book - thanks! - with some obvious additions. Yarn is Super 10 mercerized cotton.
As this is one of my first stabs at making modifications to projects, I am quite thrilled with it :-)
I must admit I've become addicted to blankets since getting the M-D book... I'm in the process of making the Nina Shawl x 2 as a Christmas gift for my mother.
Hope this finds you all well.
PS if anyone here is interested in stained glass mosaic, why not check out my blog at www.tinathegreek.blogspot.com ? (please pardon formatting errors as I am somewhat of a luddite when it comes to this stuff)
Wow... thank you so much for your kind comments [blushing furiously]!
To answer queries by Danielle and bashirs_momma re. size - finshed size at widest points approx. 37" by 37".
For those interested in how I made it: I did first the centre pie wedge piece from the Circle-of-Fun rug in the MDK book. This worked out to 440 sts. around. I then picked up sts around the circle and did the stripes, marking it at 1/4 intervals (110 sts each)... then used the same short-row shaping in the Circle-of-Fun pattern to do the four "corners".
I had actually thought it would turn out more square shaped... but do like the shape as it turned out.
If you can't get Super 10, I think it would work quite well with the Cotton Fleece by Brown Sheep - although I like the subtle glow of the mercerised cotton.
Thanks again [still blushing]