Sunday, January 13, 2008

The. END!!

The NeverEnding Blanket has finally come to an end!
It only took 11 skeins of Lion Brand Homespun and about a year! That's 2,035 yards of bulky, more or less. As you can see from the middle, it started out as a Moderne Blanket from the Mason-Dixon book. But my husband kept saying it needed to be bigger, so it would cover all four of us on the couch. (He kept asking me, "Isn't it finished yet?? and I'd tell him, "As far as I'm concerned, it was finished 3 or 4 skeins ago!")
It's final measurements are roughly 60" X 67". I was weaving in ends as I went along and only had about 6 more ends to weave in when I finished it yesterday. No sweat. I don't actually consider something an FO until all ends are woven in and seams are seamed - but that's just for my own stuff.
For the edging, I used the last skein I had and crocheted a slip stitch all the way around then the next round I single crocheted through the front loop only, then kept single crocheting (through both loops) around and around until I ran out (stopping at a corner).
It's not as misshapen as it looks but when a six year old offers to help you straighten it out, you can't really expect actually straightness.
It's super warm and ways easily 10 pounds! And it's nice and stretchy, too! And the boys like it.
Feeling toasty, Ruth!

9 comments:

Chris said...

Wow! What a project! I love how denimy and cushy it looks.

Yarnhog said...

Now that's an FO! Full marks for perseverance and self-discipline. And bonus points for the boys liking it!

kmkat said...

I love that DH wanted it big enough to cover all four of you -- I get this image of a big heap of 5elementknitrs covered with the knitted blankie.

Kristyn said...

You get the gold medal for perserverance. Great job.

Knit Eat Sleep said...

Looks great! What a relief to have it done, ha?

sophanne said...

most very cushy and delightful- what a HUGE FO!

Nell said...

YAY!!!!! You could totally wrap those boys up and they'd need some time to find their way out! Huge FO's count as two FO's. Just in case you are keeping score.

Corwink said...

Hooray!!! It looks awesome!!

Throws Like A Girl said...

So purty!