Friday 16 November 2012

drum roll please!

I have some finished objects to share with you.

The first is a Christmas present for our grandsons. Their grandad, my WM, is a keen gardener and Older Grandson particularly loves helping with the watering so I thought this “I Spy” book would be fun for them. Cloth books are appropriate because Younger Grandson still chews things and cloth books are more forgiving than cardboard!
2012 finished garden book
I have a part-finish: today I completed the backing for the Very Hungry Caterpillar quilt. I plan to get this basted in class next Monday and quilted next week; that will mean another Christmas present done and dusted!
2012 VHC backing
And now for the biggie!

Drum roll please!
After twelve months of on-and-off knitting, hundreds of ends to secure, 5.50 metres (220 inches – a little over 18 feet) of i-cord to knit and attach, my intarsia blanket is finally done!
2012 Intarsia Blanket
  • Dimensions:  1.0 metre x 1.75 metre (40” x 70”)
  • Yarn: 8ply (DK) acrylics
  • Needles: 3.50mm (US 4)
Here are some close-ups of the striping pattern (which I love) and the multi-coloured i-cord.
2012 Intarsia blanket striping detail2012 Intarsia Blanket i-cord detail
Last week, I posted about my current WiPs. Here’s the list:
  1. Christmas Angel – almost finished
  2. Cloth Book – finished
  3. Christmas Tree Embroidery #3 – a small amount of progress
  4. Baby Blanket – at least 40 rows knitted; I am working on the seventh 32-row repeat (I’m not sure if I’ll need 10 or 11 repeats)
  5. Very Hungry Caterpillar Quilt – backing finished today
  6. Intarsia Blanket – finished
  7. scrappy blocks – 16 blocks made: there will be a post about these on Sunday
At last, I’m making some progress!
ETA linking up Thank Goodness it's Finished Friday


  1. clapping to go with the drum roll . That blanket deserves it !

  2. Wow, your blanket is spectacular. I do love all the wonderful color and stripping in it. Quite an accomplishment, so extra applause!!
    Great choice on the fabric book...very cute. And the caterpillars are a hoot. Great finishes all of them.

  3. Glad to see you are enjoying the list for getting organized-it sure works for me.

    The blanket is beyond amazing-wonderful job on the project!!!!

  4. Oooh, I love the stripe and wave effect on your blanket! It looks like a quilt!

  5. Your blanket is gorgeous! My hubby is the knitter in our family but he sticks mainly to hats and scarves. I might have to show him this so he can get inspired!!

  6. Way to go! That I-cording on the edge is really cool.

  7. The blanket is seriously beautiful!! Looking forward to seeing the quilt done, too!

  8. What a spectacular finish your intarsia blanket is! Beautiful work and worthy of a "hooray!". I'm in awe of all those finishes/almost finishes. Well done!

  9. oh my goodness your blanket! Stunning!


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