Friday, February 7, 2014

Green Cable Throw

So, I started making this cable throw two years ago, right around Thanksgiving time. I made super fast progress on it. Annnnnnd, I never finished it. At some point, I discovered I had made a bunch of mistakes that have apparently become quiet predictable in my knitting-while-watching-tv-technique that I have.  I also was just a little bit short on yarn. And so the project sat there in panels in a basket in my family room for two years.
My attempt at blocking
Well, I finally got in the frame of mind to complete it again during the same time last year only to discover Lion Brand yarn has changed their colors and this green is no longer available!  A couple of months later, I determined to get-r-done if I had to comb the earth for this yarn or make it myself.  I searched high and low for days. Then -I found it on Yeah, it wasn't even that hard. And it was cheap.  This happened to me because I was buying one skein at a time with a coupon. Not a good idea.

And here it is. I've been using it to watch TV in the evenings.  It's very warm and comfy and doesn't produce a lighting show of electricity every time I move it like the polyester, store-bought one I was using before. So don't fret over those never finished projects. One day, you too can get-em-done.  Really, I just put up some linen divider curtains in my family room that was an idea I had eleven years ago when we built our house. It's never too late.

The pattern is a free pattern from Lion Brand Yarns using about 9 skeins of their Wool-Ease Thick n'Quick yarn and size 13US needles.  I can't link directly to it because you have to login to their site but you can find it on this page.  It is knit in five individual panels which are sewn together with yarn at the end. The color I used is called Lemon Grass but it is not in their current colors.