Queen-sized stripey goodness

Word Lily knitsAfter two months of knitting, it’s finished!

What is?

That gigantic blanket of stripey randomness. The bed cover of brightness. The knitting project that would never end. Miles upon miles of stockinette. That one, yes.

The new blanket, on the bed.

The new blanket, on the bed.

Technically, it’s still not finished: The ends aren’t woven in. But it’s been in use, so I’m counting it, at least for the sake of the blog. I couldn’t stand to deal with it, to have its massive weight on my lap any longer, even in the basement. The ends will get woven in sometime, but not this month.

It’s 90-plus inches wide and 102-plus inches long. I finished the border (1 round single crochet, then 2 rounds half-double crochet) on 9 May. It’s pictured on our queen-sized bed. This blanket is 100 percent cotton, knit from recycled sweaters.

Here’s the project page on Ravelry, with a few more details. And here’s my previous post on the project.

I’m thrilled with it, seeing it makes me happy, and I like how it feels, too. The knitting got to be a bit of a slog toward the end, though. (Which always seems to happen to me. Solutions?)

Happy Friday!

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20 responses to “Queen-sized stripey goodness

  1. It is gorgeous and so’s little A!

  2. OMG! I love this!!

    Talk about a labor of love…. all of those recycled sweaters… all of that cotton….

  3. WOW, that is truly magnificent!

  4. That is quite an accomplishment! Congratulations! Looks great!

  5. I am mega-impressed. I still have learning to knit on my to-do-someday list, but I don’t have much hope that it’ll be anytime soon.

  6. Wow, that is impressive! Love the colors and the cute boy :)

  7. I love the blanket but more importantly ASA!! What a beautiful boy he is.

  8. Oh I love it! You have such talent!

  9. WOW!!!!!!
    Very impressed. The only knitted blanket I have is totally see through (extremely loosely stitched?) so this – upon first glance at the photo – amazes me that it could have been knitted.

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