Thursday, June 21, 2007

Not the Manos Throw

Here are two projects that I have been working on. The first is a baby prayer blanket using Patons Classic Merino in Winter White - a really nice wool - and Filatura Di Crosa Baby Bon Bon in the green, yellow, white, and blue colorway. I cast on 129 stitches with size 6 circulars and knit 5 garter rows with the Bon Bon, then 20 rows of K3 P3 (beginning and ending each row with K3), with the Merino, followed by 5 garter rows of Bon Bon - well you get the picture. Besides the sweet, dreamy colors the best thing about this blanket is that it is completely reversible - which is something that cannot be said for the Manos throw.

The second project is a prayer shawl using the K3 P3 and not-so-fun-to-knit-with Lion Brand Wool-Ease. I wish Lion Brand would:

1. make sure that there are no knots in their skeins - this makes me crazy.
2. figure out a way to prevent the skeins from falling apart into a tangled mess.

I will work on the throw this weekend, I will work on the throw this weekend... maybe if I say it often enough!


juli said...

Aunt Marie! Both projects look great! Grrr...I know what you mean about issues with yarn companies, there is always a problem.

I can't wait until we see you guys!

Jany said...
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Jany said...

Marie! It is are a genius....what a terrific way around the reversible problem! The Filatura people couldn't even figure this out.....I don't care, I just want to thank you for your pattern instructions because I already have the yarn to make the next blankie and I swore I would never make one on the diagonal again! Brilliant!!!