Le Fin.

I am so happy it is done

I promised you another FO post… and here it is. And by “it” I mean the big blanket of foreverness. Finished.

It took me so, so, so long.

Seriously. I started this blanket almost a two years ago. This blanket and I have been through a lot together. We knit through my last summer as an undergrad, my senior year at IU and the 72 page thesis I wrote (not at the same time, obviously). I knit on this blanket when I broke up with my ex-boyfriend (that was when I introduced the color green, actually), when we got back together, and then, when we broke up again, this time for real. This blanket was near when freaked out about graduate school, the start of two other blankets (but no finish), and the many times this past year when I was frustrated beyond belief. Oh, and let’s not forget the summer of mold-hell. As I knitted the i-cord BO (yes, i-cord BO, about 24 feet of i-cord), I actually almost cried I was so sad to be done with it. If the i-cord didn’t look so gosh dang-nice, I might have taken another year just to finish that one.


I don’t really have a lot of specifics on this one. All the yarn (except the orange) is KP Wool of the Andes. The orange is Arucania Nature Wool. I knit the blanket on size 7 needles (6 for the border). I have no idea how much yarn it took, but I guess about 45 balls (I’ll weigh the thing one of these days). I also don’t remember the exact colors – but it was most, if not all of the blues available that summer and some white.

Here’s another photo:

Finished Blanket on Clothesline


And now, I’m itching to start another blanket.  The only question is – which one?


22 Responses to “Le Fin.”

  1. 1 rivercitystl May 26, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    What a wonderful accomplishment! Beautiful work!

  2. 2 Kim U May 26, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    That is a gorgeous blanket, with quite a history built into it already.

  3. 3 Amanda May 26, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Wow! It’s gorgeous. I really love how it turned out.

  4. 4 Kalani May 26, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    That is one giant blanket. But, you know, giant in a good way! It’s absolutely fantastic, and I loved reading about the blanket’s backstory.

  5. 5 chemgrrl May 26, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    I see a Lizard Ridge in your future.

  6. 6 whitney May 26, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    That is a seriously gorgeous blanket. Congratulations on creating such a beautiful piece!

  7. 7 Rachel May 26, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    Oh it’s stunning! You were in it for the long haul and that is respectable!

    pretty colors? check.
    cool stripes? check.
    awesome outdoor pose? check.
    history in the making? check

    yup, it looks like you have all of the criteria to have an awesome FO on your hands! 🙂

  8. 8 Emilee May 26, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    That is gorgeous, you must be so proud.

  9. 9 Heidi May 26, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    OMG, that blanket is amazing! Congrats – what a lovely piece!

  10. 10 Emma May 26, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    What an amazing piece. It looks so great–congratulations on finishing!

  11. 11 orata May 26, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    I can’t believe you haven’t had enough blanket for the next 5 years already! Anyway–great photoshoot (I spy a little puppy!) and you already know how I feel about how gorgeous that i-cord border is. I vote for the Hemlock Ring blanket next. I might be knitting one as a wedding present in the next month, if I can get my ass into gear, and a mini-KAL would be motivating 🙂

  12. 13 asti May 27, 2008 at 4:44 am

    Gosh, that’s beautiful. Love the colours. And all the emotion that’s been knit into it……….makes it even more special.

  13. 14 Brynne May 27, 2008 at 7:48 am

    That is incredible. I’m sure you’ll always treasure it.

  14. 15 terhi May 27, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    That is SO. GORGEOUS. Gorgeous! Love the photos too!

  15. 16 mom May 27, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    great photos! Obvious who ever took them has true talent..was it a professional photographer..

  16. 17 Alison May 27, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    Lovely! I am slogging through a log cabin myself right now. I have until August to finish. Good thing it’s starting to get really warm in Maryland, because that makes me want to sit around with a giant pile of wool on my lap.

  17. 18 Aunt Carissa May 27, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    Beautiful blanket and as usual gorgeous pictures!! I loved the one with Mabel resting in the background.

  18. 19 donni May 29, 2008 at 10:48 am

    Way to go! What an accomplishment! It’s beautiful!

  19. 20 Keith June 2, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    I remember that blanket well. I didn’t realize that it was so long in coming, though. Congratulations — it is beautiful, just like you!

  20. 21 mel June 8, 2008 at 9:30 am

    Amazing Nicole. Projects that mark life events and milestones are such a precious thing. I think finishing this blanket qualifies as a milestone in and of itself, but to think about all the life and love and changes that have been knit into it – it’s a bit overwhelming. I can see this blanket being a comfort throughout your life and being handed down to also comfort a future member of your family tree.

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