Monday, November 1, 2010

blanket news

First, the good news:

The border colour is okay. Once I block it - and block it severely as instructed by Jared Flood - the border will look fine. Not as nice as it would have in the original wool, but fine. I spent weeks looking at all manner of yarn, and I don't think I can do much better.

I love the i-Cord edge. It's easy and makes a nice, thick finished edge. Love it. Now I'm looking at all my other projects deciding where else I can add an iCord edge. Maybe not socks, though.

Now for the bad news:

I ran out of yarn with about 30 sts left to bind off. Well and truly ran out. Not a scrap anywhere that I could salvage. So now I'm undoing the iCord edge and then I'll be ripping out the last row of lace to start the border again.

White stuff fell from the sky yesterday. Not a lot, and it didn't stay, but nonetheless, I typed the s-word yesterday and look what happened. My fault, sorry.


Karen said...

More than "okay"--I think the border sets off the blanket in a really nice way. Sad about the re-do, but that's knitting for you. Good thing you like it, huh? :)

Anonymous said...

Oh no! Well, at least you have a solution. Hope the "remake" goes quickly.

The border color IS very pretty.

Frieda said...

I was wondering who to blame for that white stuff ;-) .

Bummer , running out of yarn at that point .I'd be shaking my fist at the knitting gods saying 'are you kidding me!'and probably a lot more that's not printable . It does look beautiful though , looking forward to seeing the revised finished knit .

Allison said...

You blanket is beautiful. I like the idea of the i-cord edge. It looks substantial. I remember when I discobvered i-cord. I wanted to use it where ever I could!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Oh it's frustrating when you run out of yarn like that - but the blanket lookd great!

One pair of Hands said...

Golly, what a lot of work to re do, poor you. The almost finished job is beautiful. I like the I-cord edge too.

suse-the-slow-knitta said...

the edging looks fab, well done