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Monday, July 19, 2010

Jamie Circus Print Baby Blanket

Whew!  I finally finished this one!


Started: 1985
Finished: July 19, 2010

Yarn: Jamie 3 Ply Baby made by Lion Brand Yarns
Skeins Used: 6 (1.5 oz/42.53 grams/170 yards - each) or (9 oz/255.18 grams/1020 yards - total)
Color: 267 Circus Print (lot number 70342.01)
Pattern: My crazy mind's creation

I cast on 250 stitches on US size 5 needles using the long-tail cast on.  I did a simple garter stitch border for ten rows and then switched to 24 stitches each side in garter stitch for a running border and double moss stitch across the remaining 202 stitches.  This took FOREVER!  I realize now why it took so long.  I cast on and worked this on the length and not width., so the simple ten row garter stitch border that should have been the top and bottom was actually the left and right sides and the 24 stitch borders are now the top and bottom.

I love the way it finally turned out.  For whatever reason there is, I have always been drawn to these yarns that create their own patterns within a pattern.  I am not sure of the original recipient, so I will wash it and when it is dry, I will store it until I find a baby on the way that I think deserves such a blanket.  I'm not sure if that will be another grand child or not.

In the interim, that is one UFO off the list posted for the Finish-A-Long Contest.  I have also added the Diagonal Granny Afghan to my Ravelry Project Page and will begin working towards getting it done this week.  The Diagonal Granny Afghan will officially be the oldest UFO I listed that will most likely be completed. And, If it gets finished this week, I should be able to get to the Red Robin.  I wanted to get the two blankets done as soon as possible since they both had less remaining towards completion than the Red Robin.  Keep your fingers or toes crossed but don't hold your breath.  I really would like to have all three completed for the Contest and if possible, be able to pick up the Hot Damn Afghan and get it done by the end of August.  I am trying not to stray but I may have to add something from this "modern" era or at least new in my queue to keep me from going insane.  I'll keep you posted!


Lorette said...

Cool! You get the prize for finishing the oldest UFO!

Jess P. said...

Good Job! I can't wait to see the Granny Squares Blanket.

Amy said...

Wow. That is one hell of an FO. Good for you, getting it done. Better late than never, right! :-)

knitguyla said...

You started this blanket in 1985! I can't believe how long you've held onto these projects. You started this project the year I graduated from college. Oiy, I need to sit down. I love how it patterned! For Zoe?