Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Ah, done!

The sun was shining, so I thought it was a good opportunity to show off Lizard Ridge. I love this blanket. I really, really love it. It has been great fun to knit (mostly done in the car or at football matches) and I would reccomend everyone to have a go. Even if you don't like Noro - believe me, it's great in a blanket!

This has been very much like a friendship blanket as so many people have donated a ball of Kureyon to the cause. Many, many thanks go to Kathryn (who actually bought me the first ball from her honeymoon and recently sent me the final ball for square number 20), Kerrie, Fran, Clara, Emma and of course my ever marvellous mum.

The border, which doesn't show up so well here is made with a bright pink kureyon and a dark green one. They go so well together...

Ah, but I love my blanket. Have I mentioned that before?

I am less in love with the Qiviut Mobious though and have broken with every moral I hold true and have frogged something. It took some doing, my heart was racing, I went hot and cold, developing a temperature and a sweat together.

Before

But I was strong. I pulled those needles out and started to pull the knitting down...

During

It was only as I did this that I realised I had gone horribly wrong with the pattern anyway, so it would never have worked out right.

After

This little pile is all that's left that I couldn't wind up. It transformed into a big nasty knot that I just didn't have the inclination to untangle. RIP little mobious.

So now I need a suitable pattern for some very expensive yarn (I could have bought 6 skeins of Posh Yarn's Emily for the same price as this ball of brown yarn. Regretting my impulse buy? Yes, my friends, oh yes.)

16 comments:

Working Mom Knits said...

Honestly, my tummy feels a bit queasy.

The blanket is BEAUTIFUL! And I may have to try making one...

ps: our birthdays are coming up quickly!

picperfic said...

oh that blanket is stunning...I love Noro yarns! I must have a squidge of that Quiviot yarn next time I see you, I might wash my hands first though!

Joan said...

The blanket is breathtaking. I can see myself collecting more Noro in the next few months. Wow!

quinn said...

Thank you for living out my fantasy/nightmare with the quiviut. I came *this* close to buying some a few months ago, and am now vicariously experiencing the thrills and spills of quiviut through your knitting. Can't wait to see what happens next!
What will you do with the little knotty bit? Needle felting perhaps? It would be the jewel of felted ornamentation, surely!

Michaela said...

Dear Quinn, sorry I don't have your e-mail address, otherwise I could tell you that the little scrappy bit of qiviut has gone in the bin. The lady who I bought it from said it's machine washable and doesn't felt. It just goes from bad to worse doesn't it!?

RooKnits said...

gorgeous blanket....

Merry said...

That blanket is just wonderful. Where do you find such incredible yarns... from your local wool shop? Mx

Anonymous said...

The Lizard Ridge is FAN-bloody-TASTIC!!! And I ESPECIALLY love the pinky-reddy-orangey squares!!! Love Fran xx

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Your blanket looks so beautiful blowing in the sunshine! I'm not surprised you love it!

Lucy xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Michaela:

I find your Lizard Ridge very attractive but although the colours of the Noro are gorgeous, I do not like the feeling of the yarn and I am not sure the colours alone would convince me to buy the yarn. I am presently knitting what should become my first felted market bag (for a Ravelry swap). I just hope nothing will go wrong with the felting. Will try to show a picture of that bag on Ravelry, once done.

Regards.

Lise R. (Giulietta)

Cazzie said...

Wow - love the blanket

kerrie said...

oooh lizard ridge is looking gorgeous, well done you. Shame about the quiviut though. xx

Virtuous said...

Working Mom gave me a heads up on your Lizard Ridge!

Just beautiful! I love mine too!

It is even better that it is more ilke a friendshp blanket!!!

quinn said...

Owwwwww!

Thank gods you can put the quiviut aside and bask in the glory that is your Lizard Ridge.

It was the best of times, it was that other thing....

;)

Jacqui said...

that is one lovely blanket! wow!

dottycookie said...

What a stunning blanket - absolutely delicious!