of course, as soon as I’m done knitting a wool blanket spring starts to tease us with its seductive charms. if spring wants to come, let it come. for once I can claim I was ready for something ahead of time. though, who knows, with the weather we’ve been having over here winter may try to make a comeback.
pattern: hap blanket
yarn: 2.5 hanks of louet riverstone worsted in charcoal and 1 hank of romney ridge farm yarns in turquoise
needles: 8mm addi turbos
date started: 02.26.09
date finished: 03.07.09
after I finished ishbel, I found myself with empty needles again. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to knit, but I knew it had to use stash yarn. if it could use those leftover yarns I’m never quite sure what to do with, then even better. ysolda’s hap blanket not only fit the bill, but it was also a beautiful and useful finished object
this was a pleasure to knit! it seems that ysolda’s trademark is to write easy to follow patterns that yield impressive results. it’s a simple, and traditional, concept; a garter stitch square with a scalloped edging. the mix of striping and large needles make it modern. (I already told you how I love my color combo, so I won’t go there again.) I didn’t change anything in the pattern and couldn’t be happier. the only thing I couldn’t do was to get a nice scallop shape on the edging, but this was mostly due to the size of my blocking board and laziness on my part. I can see myself knitting a couple more of these as gifts this year since there are a few babies coming our way that will need to be kept warm and snuggly.