Saturday, August 23, 2008

Hemlock Ring Blankie Finished!




This is exactly what I 've been wanting for a long time now! On cold nights maintaining my body temperature while asleep can prove to be quite the challenge. I always have to sleep with an extra top layer that I can flip on and off at will. That top layer is always some ugly reject that works just fine but totally clashes with the bedroom decor. This blankie is NOT at all ugly. At 46" in diameter, the perfect size to slide up and down my body to either keep my shoulders or feet just a little warmer. It matches perfectly with my duvet cover and my dark wood furniture.

Needles used: Size 9 32" circular, Susan Baytes
Yarn: Cascade Ecological Wool, Color unknown.
I got the yarn before the Hemlock Ring Blanket Craze started by Jared Flood. I love that he did all the charting and conversion work for us.

I tried to fit the whole image into my little camera phone but couldn't. I love this blankie. It's mine all mine and will not be shared.

11 comments:

Knitaholictoo said...

sooo beautiful...

Knitaholictoo said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Lesalicious said...

Very lovely nice work:)

Umme Yusuf said...

It looks awesome, great work!

Pajnstl said...

sexxxy sexxy :)

Christy said...

That's just beautiful.
Have you always had troubles with your body temp?

urbanknitrix said...

Love it!!! It keeps the toes toasty too!!! You did a great job, love the color.

NikkiJ said...

@Knitaholictoo: Thanks, you should make one. It doesn't take long at all.

@Lesaliscious: Thanks, gurl. Do you knit too?

@Umme: Thank you, thank you. When are you going to make something for yourself? Hint, hint.

@Patrice: Ain't it though?! It looks good hanging off the edge of things.

@Christy: Yes, I've always have hot flashes in the the middle of the night then an hour later I'm freezing. I was test for peri(pre?)-menopause in my early twenties but the test results were negative. My grandmother had menopause in her 30's, so my hot flashes don't surprise me.

@Urban: Good to know. This bad boy won't be leaving my bedroom. This will make a nice gift too.

Virtuous said...

YAY!! Your Hemmie is beautiful! I was just going to ask what color is it! Haha! :o)

It will keep you warm in style!

del said...

I wouldn't share it either, not after all that work you put in. It's gorgeous!!!

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Absolutely Beautiful !!!