Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Noro Kureyon Blanket and life after ...






You can click the pics for a better view, and yes, I'm sure you can find some dog hairs, they are everywhere!

Edit: Micaelarauch left a comment and wanted to know how I got this defined ridge. There are several ways to do the decreases. I wanted to have a most visible ridge so I ended up with doing : slip 2, knit 1, pass 2 slipped stitches over.



Yesterday afternoon, the sun came out and I was on the move with my blanky. Let me tell you, this wool blanket soaked the sun right up and even as I was walking back inside with it, it gave back the heat - wonderful. Of course now it's going to be too warm to use it, but the next winter will be back for sure. So here are the specifics:
yarn: Noro Kureyon in the colores # 150 (17balls) and # 126 (15 1/2 balls)
for the border: Patons Classic Wool Merino , 4 times 100g balls of Old Gold (# 204)
needles: 4.5mm
size: 53 x 87"
start: April 2006
finish: March 26, 2007


As an knitting addict I had to have a quick fix, and that's why I had to cast on for this Traveller's Stocking from the book (I told you I would knit from the books I have) "Knitting on the Road" by Nancy Bush. I've finished the first stocking last night. Hannah's "Shetland Shawl turned Vest" is on hold until I get the right needles or until I finished the second sock, whichever comes first. ;o)

39 comments:

hakucho said...

Your blanket is a work of art!! (should be hanging in an art gallery) Fabulous. :)

happy knitting :)

Michelle said...

Oh, Monika! It's beautiful! Like Hakucho said, it't beautiful enough to hang on your wall! Well done!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful blanket Monica. The yarn does it justice and gives it a 3-dimensional look.
Great socks too.

Julia said...

Wow, am I ever jealous...again! Wonderful job on the blanket Monika.

Kris said...

Your blanket is gorgeous! I love the colors. Your travellers stocking is also lovely.

Violiknit said...

That blanket is absolutley gorgeous! (The colors remind me of Paul Klee paintings). Those socks look beautiful too!

Devonshire said...

OMG! That blanket is so gorgeous!!!! What a beautiful job. The colors, the size, everything. Congrats on finishing. You did a beautiful job.

Devonshire said...

Where did you get your sock blockers?

sgeddes said...

I LOVE the blanket. Is is completely wonderful in everyway.
I think the border turned out great too. It makes me want ot finish my Lizard Ridge and start another blanket with kureyon

tammy said...

Wow, the Noro blanket is amazing. Congratulations!

Dave said...

Whoa -- gorgeous blankie!!

Sue J. said...

Wow! Your blanket is stunning. Spurs me on to dig out the Kureyon. Kudos for your patience and skill. Lovely.

Heike said...

Hallo Monika,
was ein Traum! Die Arbeit hat sich wirklich gelohnt denn die Decke ist suuuperschön geworden. Deine Fotos gefallen mir aber auch sehr - besonders das Zweite finde ich interessant. Tolle Idee. Und die Socken sind ja auch schon wieder richtig vielversprechend und dazu noch grüüüün!!

Viele Grüsse von Heike

shannon said...

the blanket is just gorgeous!! i wish i had half the talent you do!

i love that the dogs' fur is in your work. i've never given a hat to a friend without a few stray animal hairs in there (with our two cats and one dog, it's unavoidable).

Monica said...

What a beauty! You do such wonderful work. I have started reading your blog from the beginning. I'm not caught up with today's entry but when your blanket came on the screen, I just had to let you know how pretty it is. I like looking at your work, you inspire me to keep trying with my knitting.

Anonymous said...

Wow, this blanket took my breath away. It is amazing. And I just counted up the number of balls of Noro you used. Wow again!


- MJ

Maria said...

Hallo Monika,

die Decke ist der Wahnsinn, echt. Wunderschön mit dem goldenen Abschluss...

Da hat es sich wirklich gelohnt, fertig zu stricken, auch wenn Frühling ist... :)

Maria.

sabine said...

ohhh ist die Decke aber schön geworden! Die beiden Farbstellungen harmonieren sehr gut miteinander. Ein Prachtstück - das deine doggies lieben werden;)
Grüßle Sabine

Kathy said...

That blanket is simply stunning. It's a work of art

Knittypants said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous blanket. You should feel so having finished it, it will be treasured forever.

meg said...

wow, Monika! that is absolutely gorgeous! amazing.

i also love the sock. it's looking great so far.

Lynn One, Purl Two said...

what an absolutely beautiful work of art! i'm so glad that you stuck with it and got it done before folding it up for a while. it was well worth the work.

Strickfimmel said...

Deine Norodecke ist ein echtes Kunstwerk geworden. Wunderschöne Farben. Kannst wirklich stolz drauf sein. Und die neuen Socken gefallen mir auch.

MICAELARAUCH said...

The Blanket is astounding! I think the most beautiful mitered corner blanket I've seen to dat on any blog. I am playing with mitered squares and I wonder how you knit yours to provide such a defined miter line. My garter miters look sloppy w/a SL, K2Tog, PSSO.

Midnight Purls said...

That blanket is just stunning. You did an amazing job with it.

Sarah said...

Beautiful blanket! I love that sock pattern too!

I personally think a little dog hair makes the project!

Nanette said...

I LOVE IT! You picked the perfect color for the border as well. It really is magnificent.

pat said...

That blanket is GORGEOUS!! I love the "warm" and "cool" color rows. A true work of art, Monkica!
And your Travelers are beauties too. (I always feel extra special when I wear my Travelers Stockings)

Anonymous said...

The blanket looks fantastic and I alway like the way you photograph things.
Gillian

Debi said...

Aren't you so glad you finished this stunning blanket instead of waiting til next fall? :)

It's glorious Monika!

Dipsy said...

This blanket is absolutely and truly stunning - a real piece of art indeed! Fantastic work!

Mariella said...

Gorgeous, beautiful, brilliant, dazzling,impressive, a knockout, splendiferous, stunning!!!!

Can I say I LOVE your NORO blankie!

Wonderful work!

Tanja said...

Hallo, Monika,

die Decke ist ein echtes Prachtstück! Vor allem die Detailaufnahmen sind echt der Hammer!

Was mir aber noch viel besser gefällt, ist Deine neu gestartete Socke. Das wird ein richtiges Kunstwerk!

Liebe Grüße
Tanja

Britta said...

Absolutly beautiful!

Cecie said...

hach, deine sachen sehen einfach toll aus. das lila garn hab ich auch gebührend bewundert *sabber*

danke für deinen kommentar: nein, die katzen können weder runterfallen noch runterspringen - da ist ein katzennetz. und es ist eben mit durchsichtigen fäden gespannt, damit man es nicht so sieht. wenn man die bilder vergrössert (klick aufs bild) sieht man das netz auch. seit wir Yoki haben bin ich auch sehr froh drum - denn der springt munter auf der brüstung hin und her ;o)

liegt bei euch n och schnee? ich wünsch euch n tolles woe!

Abigale said...

Monika - You Rock! Nuff said.

monica said...

You blanket is absolutely lovely. And I love the sock you are working on.

Susanne said...

Hallo Monika,
die Decke ist w u n d e r s c h ö n geworden. Als ich vor ein paar Tagen die gelbe Blende so sah, konnt ich mir den Gesanteindruck gar nicht so richtig vorstellen. Aber die fertige Decke ist - verzeih' - echt der Hammer. Du hast die Farben so toll verteilt und die Blende passt einfach super dazu, gibt den richtigen Rahmen.
Deine Travellers Socks machen mir wieder mal Lust in Nacy Bushs Buch wieder reinzuschauen. Ich habe es seit ein paar Wochen, bin aber noch nicht richtig zum "aussuchen" gekommen.
Das war ein toller Besuch bei Dir, ich wünsche Dir noch einen schönen Sonntag Abend
Susanne von Knit and Relax

Knittiana! said...

The blanket is absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations, it gave me a host of ideas for the baby blanket I will have to knit soon. And your blog is very nice as well, a pleasure to read...