Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Just in the Nick of Time

Had I waited another day or two, this project would have been chucked in the basement to stay cool until the hot months are behind us once again. I'm a bit of a wimp when it comes to heat... and this project isn't for a wussy like me. Sheesh.

BUT- I got my buns in gear and finished it up just in time. I'm so pleased. SO pleased. You have no idea. In fact, all those close to me are sick of hearing me ramble on and on and ooooonnnnnn about how much I love it. It actually inspired me to sew some curtains and cushions to match (they're still works in progress- but they're happening!)

The yarn? A Fleece Artist Kit called 'Northern Lights Blanket'.
The needle? 8 mm .
The cozy-factor? Off the charts.

I think I've decided love making blankets. No need to worry about fit, or shaping. They make perfect evening/trashy TV knitting! Admittedly, LOTS of trashy TV was consumed in the final days of this blanket.

And of course, every throw needs giant tassels! I tossed a bit of Louisa Harding's Sari Ribbon to make it a little bit more glam.

Tassels and sparkles... sounds like my idea of a perfect outfit- I mean, blanket.

And finally, a rose for you on this hot June day.

Should you happen to live in Toronto, take a drive/bike/stroll around Bloor West. The roses that have overtaken some of the bricks on buildings are worth causing a traffic accident over.

Off to drink more iced tea.


Anonymous said...

so happy to see you got out from under the beast...just in time for this heat......
I love it, I love it...