(almost) FO: ripe bananas lap blanket.

I say almost because I haven’t blocked this or woven in any of the ends. But I bound off yesterday while taking a break from this paper, and I am in love. I decided to go with a slightly browner shade of grey for the border because the center color seemed a bit too bright next to the red, yellow and brown handspun.  Boh is shedding right now, and the kitchen table was covered with stuff yesterday, so I couldn’t find a good spot to photograph the blanket in full-on square form. I’ll do that soon, so you can see what it looks like unfolded. Thanks to Cosy for a great pattern (coming soon!) and for her knitting advice and support. This rooster can now read a chart written for a round project (yay!) and experienced the bliss of really getting into a lace pattern.

Oh, right. The details: Ripe bananas lap blanket, by Cosy, pattern forthcoming. (I used the pattern as written, save a few purl rows, which I omitted at a few of the yarn transitions.) I used US 7 needles, and a mixture of yarns,  including Brown Sheep Top of the Lamb worsted, handspun targhee (fiber from AVFKW), handspun CVM (fiber from Cosy), handspun shetland singles (fiber from AVFKW), Cascade 220 heathers in a rusty red, handspun corriedale (fiber from Spunky Eclectic), and Cascade Ecowool. The finished size, which I know you can’t see, is a substantial lap blanket — perfect for curling up under while reading for my comprehensive exams.

Happy weekend, folks. Back to writing!

8 thoughts on “(almost) FO: ripe bananas lap blanket.

  1. My dear Rooster, that blanket is perfect. It, like bacon, is an objectively good thing.

    Good luck with the writing! I hope the gods of inspiration are on your side.

  2. Lookin’ good! I need me a lap blanket. I love the way you’ve picked different yarns which go so well together. Shall look out for the pattern!
    Hope the writing’s writing itself. Or, since that sadly never happens, that you’re making good progress and have many hot beverages and thoughts of knitting to drive you on.

  3. This looks awesome! I really love your colour choices. And this blanket seems like a really good way to showcase handspun!

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