Monday, March 26, 2007

Hello, from Louisiana.

Count me in! I tuned in often for updates on Jane's progress, but, like so many others, it was Alicia's blanket that pushed me over the edge. Then I followed her link here, and oh my, the inspiration! Next thing I knew I was eagerly awaiting the UPS man to deliver my "stash". This will be my first time to have ever splurged for really good yarn. I decided on Rowan Pure Wool DK. I love the color variety and super softness was no real concern. The blanket is for my 2 year old son, Jack's twin bed, to be placed on top of his regular bedding in winter months. Which is about two weeks in January here, but they will be two cozy weeks!

Here are the colors I chose, minus a true red, light gray, and indigo that are back ordered.

And in the spirit of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" I am using Jan Eaton's Soft Waves pattern. I am drawing a random yarn from a bag to decide color order (the random stripe generator and I just didn't jive.). I had also planned to use the same method to decide the widths of the stripes, drawing a 1, 2, 3, or 4, But after I drew a 2 three times in a row I took the hint.


Getting started....


The nosy visitor is Jane, our little silver duck wing bantam hen. She can not resist my shiny, gold crochet needle. Working in the chain is not my favorite part, but I finally started to make some progress...


I chose the dark gray for the first 4 rows because it was my heaviest color. I will finish the other end this way, too. But it's the luck of the draw for everything in between!





7 comments:

Devvy said...

The beginning of your afghan is already looking great! These few colors seem perfect together.

Ann said...

Love your colors! I'm also using Rowan pure wool DK along with Filatura di Crosa 501, which is very similar, and also comes in lovely shades. Between the two, you can get a huge range of colors (something to keep in mind in case your backordered yarn doesn't arrive in time).

Anonymous said...

Lovely KD. I can't wait to see it finished.
-Becca

hiccupp said...

I LOVE the colors you picked! :)

Which leads me to my question, can I ask where you got your yarn? I've looked ALL over for the rowan, and can only find limited colors.

Until I find it, I'll just admire yours ;)

kd said...

Thank you for your comments!

Hiccup,

I looked all over for Rowan, too, and finally found the full color range of the Pure Wool DK at www.theknittingarden.com.
Their price was a reasonable $6.95/50g. But waiting for my backordered colors is killing me! It has been over three weeks. Good Luck!

amandasan said...

also elann.com still has some rowan pure wool dk at 40% off. it went fast so there aren't that many colors left, but it's a great price and mine arrived quickly.

Lallee said...

Love your little friend there. A friendly peck if you make a wrong stitch?