Project Linus Blanket #29
Interesting, isn’t it? I almost called this “Now in Technicolor!”
I had purchased some Cakes Aran from Ice Yarns that I thought would make a great blanket.
This is a self-striping yarn so I fully expected a look similar to what I have in this blanket. It’s a good thing that I’m not very particular because the stripes were definitely not all the same length. Some colors ran longer than others, but I didn’t care. In fact, you might be able to see where I added the white in the middle of a row or two. I figured that if the other colors were ending in random places then I could start the white randomly as well. This minimized the number of ends I had to weave in.
This yarn stitched up very nicely. The one thing I didn’t like, however, is the appearance that some of the colors rubbed together before the dye was dry and set. You can see it a lot in the yellow stripes.
Overall, though, I was pleased with the yarn. If I put in another order with Ice Yarns I will consider adding more of these. I was able to get around 20 rows out of each cake, which is right in line with the amount of rows I get from other #4 worsted yarns that I use for my blankets.
Luckily, I had a quality check done and it passed with flying colors (pun definitely intended!).
It received the Bob stamp of approval.
Speaking of blankets and Bob’s quality checking, I have another blanket that I’m working on and would like an opinion.
This is called the Cathedral Rose Window Afghan and is supposed to look like the stained glass window that was in the Notre Dame Cathedral. I am using a different variegated yarn than what the pattern called for, so I’m getting a bit of a different look. Since it was early morning I don’t have the best light in this picture, but it gives you an idea. This is only about 1/3 of it. I was originally going to make it for a friend, but I’m not really impressed with how it’s turning out. I might end up keeping it. Or, if any of you see it and would like it, let me know. Maybe once it’s complete it will look better. Or if it didn’t have a gray cat sitting in the middle of it. When I laid it down he thought that was the automatic invitation for him to try it out. Silly cat!