Saturday, December 13, 2014
fo: Umaro Blanket for Mom (ssshh don't tell!)
Umaro by Jared Flood
Yarn: 100% Acrylic Bernat Softee Chunky (super bulky)
Mods: Ran out of blue yarn, added brown stripe as "design element". Did not do last half repeat because ran out of yarn again.
This pattern was lovely to knit, it was interesting and kept my interest. So nice to watch the large scale stitch pattern develop. The only downside was that this sucker got heavy on the needles. So heavy that it sheared the metal on the connector piece of one of my knitting cables while I was knitting the last row!
Although she nearly didn't get the blanket. As soon as it came out of the dryer all soft and snuggly (can not believe how much this yarn softened up with a wash!), Darryl immediately stole it and wouldn't give it back. Not even pictures made him relent. So haha you guys get to see one in retaliation!
And more importantly, have you ever sent a picture of an unfinished gift with the promise that it'll will be done soon?