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Monday, February 17, 2014

Finished!

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Saturday evening I knit across the finish line on my first 2014 Ravellenics project!  I would have been finished Saturday afternoon, but as I got just past the halfway point on the crochet chain bind off, I realized I wouldn’t have enough yarn.  I had to undo what I had done of the bind off and tink back the final round of knitting.  I ended up with less than five yards of yarn left.
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If you’ve ever wondered what blocking does, this is a good illustration.  This is the blanket as it looks, fresh off the needles with only the ends woven in (not trimmed, they get trimmed after blocking).  I washed it, which helped the yarn relax, and was then able to block it flat.  I don’t think I could have blocked it flat while it was dry.
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Once the blanket dried completely, it was nice and flat, and BIG!  This thing is 69 inches across!  And if you’re wondering if it passed Max inspection, he’s already made a fort under it.  Here’s the Rav project page for it, and a detail shot of the center.
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4 Comments:

Blogger Bev Reed said...

Looks wonderful!

10:31 AM  
Blogger Betty Catherine said...

That looks great! I have to make one!

10:51 AM  
OpenID talullahsworld said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

2:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Olympic Gold!

5:03 AM  

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