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Saturday, April 05, 2008

Burridge finished

Yes, it is. Yes, indeed. And I couldn't be happier!



And just in time, too -- my BIL's birthday is today. My husband is en route to Cleveland for the party (I couldn't come due to Stupid Work -- by the way, I'm going right on target with my real-life spring goals), so BIL will get it today.



Let's see -- I've blogged a decent amount about this blanket already, so let's just do a quick sum-up, shall we?

Pattern: Burridge Lake Afghan, by Anna Dalvi, published in Magknits 10/07

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft in Bone colorway. No way could I have afforded wool.

Needles: Needlemaster size 8. I love my Needlemaster, I really do.

Finished measurements: I didn't pull out a tape measurer, but it's about 6x4 feet. A little under 6 feet in length, but not by much. That's ALOT of cables.

Started: October 2007, basically right after the pattern came out -- I just HAD to make this

Finished: Yesterday, April 4th, 2008

I almost didn't attach the top and bottom panels to this, but am glad I did! They really stabilize the pattern. I goofed the seaming tension on one panel, though, but it's not too noticeable.

I really do love this blanket, despite our disagreements. I hope BIL likes it, too.

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22 Comments:

At 11:31 AM, Blogger Mary said...

That is gorgeous! If BIL doesn't like it, you can send it my way. LOL!

 
At 4:35 PM, Blogger sue said...

What an absolutely wonderful present. I love it and the cables show up so well too.

 
At 7:56 PM, Blogger Veronica said...

Wow, that is beautiful. The wonderful thing about an afghan like that is it is a gift that will be used and appreciated for years and years. Hooray! I hope they love it.

 
At 8:43 PM, Blogger Esoteric Knitter said...

oh my goodness! It's absolutely fantastic.

 
At 8:46 PM, Anonymous twig said...

That is beautiful! He'd better like it -- or you can mail it to any number of us. heheh

 
At 12:26 PM, Blogger Sarah G said...

Wow! That is amazing. If I spent that much time on something, I would find it very hard to give away. What a lucky BIL you have!

 
At 7:31 PM, Blogger Bea said...

Beautiful!

 
At 8:23 AM, Blogger Elizabeth said...

Wow. That is very lovely. And six feet long too!

 
At 11:04 AM, Anonymous Natalie said...

It's beautiful! I never would have guessed that it's acrylic. Looks like wool! Simply Soft is a good acrylic yarn, especially for blankets. Easy care!

 
At 5:17 AM, Blogger Amanda said...

It looks wonderful! You are the fastest knitter ever.

 
At 8:23 AM, Blogger craftivore said...

I'm speechless, it's beautiful. Damn the person who can't appreciate that as a gift.

 
At 9:11 AM, Blogger Philigry said...

that blanket is so beautiful. you did an amazing, amazing job!

 
At 10:18 AM, Blogger Rachel said...

Oh WOW! What a work of art! Gosh, that's amazing. I'd love to knit that someday, but I don't know if I'd have the patience!

 
At 1:16 PM, Blogger Sourire11 said...

Stunning!!!! Really a beautiful knit. He will love it.

 
At 12:44 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

oh my gosh this is just SO beautiful!!! Your BIL is very very very lucky!

 
At 7:26 AM, Blogger Christy said...

What a beautiful piece of art!

Thanks for entering my contest. Fingers crossed and good luck!

 
At 7:36 AM, Blogger Bells said...

Goodness me, amazing blanket! Just love the detail and the neutral tone. Well done!

 
At 11:19 AM, Blogger Jenny said...

I LOVE This blanket--it looks wonderful. I just wish I could touch it in person! Also--just wondering--any chance when we're back in Chicago I could take you and Anna & N to see the Magician's Nephew if we're able to squeeze it in the midst of our crazy packing schedule?

Can't wait to see you,

Jenny

 
At 5:36 AM, Blogger Soo said...

Wow! That is an amazing blanket and what a lucky BIL!

 
At 10:15 AM, Blogger MollyBeees said...

Just stumbled onto your blog today through Ravelry. What a great find! The afghan is absolutely stunning! I'll be back often!

 
At 8:12 PM, Blogger ali said...

What a gorgeous work of art and work of love! That turned out simply stunning- what an awesome gift!

Happy knitting-
ali

 
At 3:16 PM, Blogger Melinda said...

That is absolutely beautiful. What a lot of work! It turned out so well.

 

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