It’s been a while since I’ve shared any “making” kinds of updates here.
Let’s catch up, shall we?
When last I shared my knitting progress, I was futzing away with elves. I ended up making three of them (one for me, and one for each of my kiddos/their spouses). You can see more photos and get all the details in my Field Notes.
I also finished my Christmas-themed embroidery sampler. I decided to make it into a throw pillow, and I have all the materials I need to complete it . . . but I ran out of steam before the holidays. And now, I’ve also run out of mojo. So it will wait until next December! (Again, check out my Field Notes for more details and photos.)
Which brings us to the pièce de résistance . . .
Yep. I got it all pieced together. And then I knit miles of attached i-cord to finish it off. Such a slog — but with a very nice payoff. (And it’s all for the best that I didn’t provide updates as I finished this blanket off. It was slow, and pretty sloggy.) (Let’s just say . . . I was able to get to know the Dutton family of the Yellowstone Ranch really, really well as I knit away on this blanket.)
You can see more photos and read all about the finished blanket in my Field Notes.
Oh, you’ll have to wait until next week for that.
How about YOU? What are you making this week?
That blanket! Well done! (Slog and all) But the best photo… the JoJo photo bombing! She looks like she will be very comfortable on that! XO
The blanket is spectacular — truly worth the slog of all the I-cord!
I am mainly knitting on a charity hat, but not that much because I’ve been sucked in by spinning again. Perhaps today I’ll finish up my bobbin of singles and get back to the needles.
It’s beautiful, and I’m glad to see that JoJo got in on the photos! But how did you manage to keep knitting through Yellowstone? Beth makes me yell at the TV!
Such lovely finishes!
It was nice of you to make that blanket for your pup … 😉
Great finish on the blanket Kym – just lovely. And your Elves are grand. I can’t do that futsy knitting, but I sure do get pleasure out of seeing what others do. Your sampler turned out so cute too – that will make a lovely pillow (but my mojo would have left the building at this point too). Looking forward to seeing what’s up next!
Great finish! It almost looks like it belongs in the Dutton log mansion (it might have to have more orange and brown in it though). And I love the embroidery and the fabric you’ll use to make it into a pillow. I want to buy a sewing machine but a. room and b. stashing concerns and c. I don’t know how to sew (unless 8th grade home ec counts).
Your blanket is gorgeous! JoJo looks like she is thinking of taking a nap on it!
Totally Love the blanket, Kym! It is a joy to see it finished. Anyone, Anyone who does that much i-cord deserves a MEDAL. December seems about the right time for that pillow mojo. To Kim in Oregon: if I could learn to sew from a Singer teenage sewing class taught by the Wicked Witch of the West, then your Home Ec skills should be just fine. Start out super simple with plain cotton. No fussy or slippery fabrics. No. 1 tip: Cut out pattern pieces on the grain of the material. Without doing that right, everything else will hang wrong and look amateurish. Chloe
What a fantastic set of finishes, Kym – and that blanket is … WOW! I’m surprised there was enough Dutton family drama to last the finishing 😉 I can only hope none of that drama seeped into your blanket and you enjoy many cozy, relaxing hours wrapped up in it.
Congratulations on that beautiful blanket and the elves and future pillow – will it be round or square?
I seem to be on a hat kick – one out of leftover yarn, another out of some yarn I want to try out. Neither of which made a hat for Chuck, which is next. The leftover hat is for me (it matches my sweater), and I think a niece will get the new yarn one.
The blanket is fabulous! And talk about burying the lede! Your elves are adorable and that pillow will be great. Maybe you should put it on November’s list so that you can enjoy it for the entire month of December.
The blanket looks wonderful congratulations!
The blanket is magnificent! Well done, you!
Yay! What a great blanket!! I’m so glad you finished it. The elves are adorable, too!
The blanket is just beautiful. The symmetry of that log cabin style is so lovely and the colors are just perfect. The embroidery is charming and you know, it will still be charming next holiday season when you might pull it out for a finish.
The blanket looks so warm and cozy!! I’ve always wanted a warm hand knit blanket for my lap, but I can’t ever get it off the ground. Love the embroidery. I think of starting another project like that as I’ve enjoyed past projects, but I’m doing some visible mending on my jeans and have a AC project still in the works.
(The last round embroidery I did I had made into a circle with ribbons on the bottom and it hung on my front door for awhile.)
Congratulations! It is gorgeous! I made a version of that pattern at some point after it came out, using the same yarn. But I’m so structured I needed to stack my squares. Mine is 4 squares by 5 and I do remember the i-cord slog. It is so worth it in the end. I hope you love yours and use or gift it happily. Mine just came out of it’s bi-annual bath and it is all fresh and fluffy again.