Anyone remember this little jewel?
That's right, it's Little Mischief! You might remember my struggles to get the math working, or the fight to cast-on the right size that led to the name.
It's due for its Big Day in just five days, and I'm glad to say that it's finally complete!
I finished the last stitch on Sunday the 8th, and immediately flung the whole thing in the washing machine with just a dab of soap. Then it went for a tumble in the dryer and came out damp-dry, so I spread it out on the Table Of Terrible Lighting, stretched it gently so the border laid flat, and left it overnight. But it wasn't until Thursday the 12th that I was able to sit down and trim off all the pesky little ends I'd sewn in earlier, and not until today (the 13th) could I take half-decent pictures.
Ready to see the whole thing?
|Click to zoom|
I'm so pleased with how it turned out, and with the border on you can't even tell that I went at least eight rows missing a cluster on the end (really, I should pay more attention to these things!) unless you're looking really hard.
In five days my family will be taking a trip down to New Braunfels for a religious festival, where we'll meet up with the extended family and this blanket will change hands. The tags are printed, the repair yarn has been wrapped into a tiny skein, and both have been fastened to the corner with a length of embroidery thread.
This little one is ready to go!
The Fun Stuff:
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft in colors Kelly Green, Autumn Red, Pumpkin, and Ocean
Yardage: ~371.7 yards per color, or 1,486.8 yards total (that's over 1 kilometer!)
Pattern: Granny Stripes by Lucy of Attic24
Start to finish: 57 days
Finished size: 34" x 38"
The body is 99 rows. The first and last are rows of sc in green. The main pattern is 1 row green, 3 rows orange, 1 row green, 3 rows red, 1 row green, 3 rows blue, repeated 8 times with 1 more green row added to make it symmetrical. The border is 4 rounds, one in each color. The first row is green, with straight dc along the top and bottom edges and 3-dc clusters along the sides (1 cluster per two rows). The other three rows are simple dc, with [2dc, ch 2, 2dc] in the corners.
And for those of you who read all the way to the end, I have a bit of a treat. Desktop wallpaper! I tend to do this for all my projects; taking an artistic shot and cropping it to a proper size because my camera doesn't take pictures with a ratio that will work. This looks excellent on my desktop, so give it a shot on yours. Just right-click the image and hit "Save image as..." to save it to your computer. Enjoy!
|Yarny goodness for your computer desktop!|