Friday, February 5, 2010

Perfect timing

As the snow rolled in this afternoon, I was furiously sewing on the buttons of my newest finished object. I don't normally wear this sort of red, but something about this color with this base yarn just struck me as a must-have.Details:
Pattern: A nice, simple pattern, the B.O.B (short for button on blanket) is just that. Warm, cozy and not anything one would go clubbing in, just a good winter sweater!
Yarn: Lorna's Laces, Swirl Chunky in Cranberry. I think I ended up using about 5.5 skeins, but I wasn't frugal in my yarn usage. This was my first time using this Lorna's base and sadly, it's being discontinued. I may buy more before this happens. (It's a silk/merino blend which is what gives it that two tone look)
Needles: Size 10.5

Mods?- I think I went up half a needle size and I knit everything about an inch longer then the pattern called for. I also didn't sew all the buttons on yet, but partially that's to hide my screw up on one of the button bands (sssshhh)
In other news, we're about to be slammed by a decent snow storm. We'll see if it lives up to its predictions but the latest from NOAA.Gov was coming in at 30 inches. Yikes! If you're curious, an interesting fact this season is that the DC area has seen more snow then my family in NH! Insane.
I know what I'll be wearing all weekend.
Stay warm!

1 comment:

  1. It's gorgeous! I love it! I can't wait to see it in person!