Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Design #9 - The Sneak Peek

After finally coming up with a swatch I was happy with, I bought the yarn for design #9. Actually, I bought far more yarn than I need for design #9. What can I say? I tried to estimate the yardage I needed, then I panicked.
The picture below is of 18 out of the 20 skeins I now have (not counting the skein that I was swatching with but doesn't match in dye lot with the rest of these guys). I'm not going to lie, I winced when I swiped my card. But it sure beats running out of yarn while binding off.

So I've spent that last few days watching lots of Magnum, P.I. and knitting this monster. It will be an epic blanket when I'm done. My knitting prowess will be worshiped. Well, at least by Scooter. He is quite fond of knit blankets. Although for now it just looks like a a basket of noodles.

On a slightly separate note... and perhaps this is silly since I haven't even finished this book, but I'm already fantasizing about my next book. Because, apparently, I just love to torture myself with long term projects. No instant gratification for me. (I really could use some instant gratification right about now.)

11 comments :

LimeRiot said...

Wow - that is quite a project to take on!! It is going to be epic. Gorgeous yarn.

kiwiyarns said...

No wonder you needed 20 skeins! I see cables... yum!!! Such a lovely colour too. You really are such a tease. I'm dyiiiing to see the book!

Pumpkin said...

That looks like 20 skeins of pure heaven to me! That is a lovely yarn choice, that's for sure. This book will be finished before you know it!

Nancy said...

It does look epic! Like just the kind of blanket I've been meaning to knit myself!

fern1knits said...

Beautiful yarn, and the sneak peak of the blanket looks wonderfully exciting!

Cindy said...

How exciting, I can't wait, too!

Alina Sayre said...

Yes, that is a LOT of yarn. A whole bag full of noodles! But it's perfectly normal to fantasize about your next long project before you've finished this one. It's just part of having a passion and a vision :) But instant gratification is good sometimes, too! Make chocolate chip cookies, I say.

Maryse said...

It looks beautiful so far! Better more than not enough!

WildflowerWool said...

Beautiful start to the blanket. Magnum PI, wow that takes me back a few years!

Andi G said...

I do love Epic blankets! The colors on this one are already looking fantastic. Magnum P.I.! I had completely forgot about that show.

Danette said...

Well it looks gorgeous to me! Good luck Girl!

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