Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Surrounded

What kind of crappy weather is that? Yesterday we had -15C, freaking cold, and today it's +3C and drizzling! I sure hope it will change to snowing soon. Argh! Anyway, here's my last finished project from last year.
The Surrounded blanket by The Rainey Sisters.

Surrounded blanket done- 40x37-6

Surrounded blanket done- 40x37-8

Surrounded blanket done- 40x37-2

Surrounded blanket done- 40x37-9

pattern: Surrounded by Rainey Sisters
yarn: Rowan Rowanspun Aran, color # SH 972, got it from 2 peoples destash (have lots left over)
needle: 5.5mm
size: 40" x 37" It turned out just a small blanket, because I ran out of steam, and called it quits.
start-finish: April 25 - December 21, 2010

I love this design. The stitch pattern is not hard to memorize, but the best feature here is the built in I-cord, surrounding the blanket. Very cool idea. I like the green color, and the colorful specks. This yarn reminds me a little bit of Brooklyn Tweeds Shelter.

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32 comments:

Ann said...

What a beatiful blanket and a nica color.

Frieda said...

I just love it , nice work Monika ! To me that'a perfect size , just big enough to cover your lap .

We had the cold weather yesterday , today it's milder and snowing . Heading out to do some cross country skiing this afternoon .

Kathy said...

What a nice comfy looking blanket! 2010 looks like the year of blankets for you. Love the color.

Alva said...

Liebe Monika,
das sieht total genial aus! Wunderschöne Farbe und Muster, einfach harmonisch.
Liebe Grüße von "übern Teich"
Alva

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Gorgeous colour! I love afghans and blankets, but I have a tendancy to run out of steam on them too!

Anna said...

Oh it's gorgeous, I love the colour and the pattern is really pretty.

Michelle said...

I was going to say something about it being crazy to knit a blanket because it takes so much longer but then I remembered that I'm knitting one right now too. Yours looks very warm! And you can have some of our snow if you want it...

knottygnome said...

love the texture! thanks for the comparison to shelter. i've not seen shelter myself but i have used rowanspun and am not a big fan.

lexa said...

Love the color! One of my friends from our local knitting group is making this blanket.

MiA said...

Beautiful yarn and wonderful blanket! Same weather here, but I really want all the ice and snow melt away now. Enough of winter :/

Virginia said...

Wow, that is really gorgeous! I love the yarn and the stitch pattern. AWESOME.

momsue84 said...

Beautiful! Such a gorgeous color and stitch definition. Love it!

LaurieM said...

It's beautiful and looks so cosy. Rowan wears well too.

hakucho said...

Lovely blanket :)

Anonymous said...

Hey, ich bin grad zufällig auf deine Seite gestoßen.
Tolle Sachen! Wirklich tolle Sachen, "neidvoll blick ich übern Teich" ;)
Süße Hunde!(ob die wohl meine Katzen jagen würden?)
Die gestrickte Venus von Willendorf ist genial, die hat mich gerade "umgehaut".
Liebe Grüße aus Österreich,
auch eine
Monika

Manuela said...

die ist ja wunderschön, ich bewundere alle, die gerne Zopf stricken und die Geduld dafür haben

LG Manuela

2paw said...

It is indeed gorgeous and more-so in the snow!! The built in i-cord is such a bonus. Hope the weather decided what it will be and be nice for you soon.

Rhonda said...

Wow, that is lovely and I like the colour too.

CelticCastOn said...

Love it, especially the colour!
I'm an I cord edge junkie since Manu, it really finishes everything off so nicely!

Walden said...

Lovely. Must have taken plenty of patience.

Mucki said...

Ein tolles Teil!!!
Und eine wunderschöne Farbe; ich liiiiiiiiebe diese warmen Grüntöne.

LG, Inge

weebug said...

awesome blanket!

Stadtwaldvogel said...

What a pretty blanket, Monika! The green is wonderful. Like a forest or moss.
Have a great day!
Julia

TracyKM said...

Nice blanket!
The weather turned warm cause I'm making cold weather mitts for my husband. Mother Nature is not a knitter.

Linda said...

Jeepers, that is such a gorgeous blanket. I love Rowanspun in that colour. I wish they still made it.

Dreams of Yarn said...

Its GORGEOUS!!! I have to make one like this, and the same color for sure, beautiful, it really speaks to me.

Laurie said...

Just spent some time getting caught up. Your blanket is wonderful, as are all your other projects and yarns! And the pictures and videos of your 4-legged crew are great - such happy, well-loved dogs. It's a joy to see them - thanks for sharing!

Marissa said...

Looks toasty- perfect for this frigid Maine evening!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Beautiful! I am a fan of the Rainey Sisters knitting and it's nice to see a pattern of theirs in blogland :)

That yarn was a perfect choice!

Robin said...

Love it! Had to go purchase the pattern. Really like the I-cord edge.

Carrie#K said...

Cold. Cold! Brr! But pretty.

That blanket is really nice! I love the cabling on it. Nice and plushy looking to keep you warm.

Knit in i-cord? That's a brilliant idea. Those Rainey sisters. Clever.

Aud said...

Gerade mal Zeit gefunden, durch die Blogs zu gucken und dann direkt sowas! Super schönes Teil :-)

Grüße aus Colonia
Aud