The pattern is finally out, and I've cast on, and knit, knit, knit until my hands ached. Am I done yet? Noooo. I'm about 45% along, no picture of it, because it's punched up on a circular needle, not much to see yet.
What am I talking about? Old Forge blanket by Stephen West! As soon as I saw this blanket, I knew I wanted to spin for it. I had a bag full of variegated BFL fiber, and started spinning.
This is 34oz transformed into mostly chunky yarn. 1,327yds, chain plied, to be exact.
I didn't leave it at that; I wanted to dye it too. Hanging yarn out to dry in January!
Of course it didn't dry, even if it was a windy day. At least it didn't drip anymore.
I LOVE how it turned out!
This is the main color.
For the color in the middle, I spun some Corgi Hill Farm Falkland, dyed for me, called "Monika's Muse".
yarn: 229yds, chain plied
Once I had that all done, I was hoping for the pattern to be released, but not yet. So I got to thinking, and decided I wanted to do the border edge in a third color.
I found some more variegated BFL in my stash, not quite the same, a little darker blend, but good enough.
This yarn had to go into the dye pot as well. Royal Purple was what I wanted, and by god, this is impossible to photograph. That's the best I could do.
This turned out 657yds from 16oz.
I LOVE how this turned out. You should see it in person!
So here they are together.
I've cast on as soon as the pattern came out. Started with DP, and ever increasing circulars. I'm kind of stuck right now. I need 60" circ, and of course don't have them. Found them online, and have to wait now, for them to get here. I'm loving this project, and am already planning a second one. I found some yarn in my handspun stash I didn't know what to do with, and I think it's perfect for the middle color. Just have to spin the main color. FUN!
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!