Sunday, November 6, 2016

Yopping Update - Week 19












Well it is done!

Started January 22, 2014 - Finished November 4, 2016.

800 hours.

800 squares.

845,600 stitches.

A cacaphony of colour.

A blanket full of memories: socks, sweaters, shawls, mitts, purses, spinning, and Hornby Island free store- to name a few.

It is King-Sized, and so cozy to sleep under.






I made quite a bit of progress on the sweater as well. Finally got to the second armhole so now I can just knit without constant measuring. I am loving working with this yarn (DROPS Alpaca MIX - 100% alpaca.) It is so incredibly soft - I can't wait to wear this sweater.


So for the moment, besides the sweater, I have two pairs of charity knit socks on the needles, and little Yoda - my one and only crochet project.

Until the sweater is done, there will be no more cast-ons....

Famous last words.


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20 comments:

  1. That is totally amazing! What an extraordinary finish this blanket is. Congrats!

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    1. Thank you. I still can't believe it is done!

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  2. Your blanket is amazing!! Is it fingering weight yarn??

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    1. yes all fingering weight (or lace weight doubled)

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  3. Your blanket will have memories forever. Your sweater is really taking shape. I am waiting to see how long before another project gets started lol

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    1. I am itching to start the shawl with the wool I bought in London. resist!

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  4. Wow, the blanket is amazing. And huge! No wonder it took you this long. Can't wait to see your sweater when it's done! It looks like a beautiful pattern.

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    1. I should measure the dimensions and put that on my project page too. Stay tuned.

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  5. A triumph of talent and persistence. Yay you.

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  6. That sock blanket is fabulous! Such a feat of determined knitting! Love it!

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  7. Beautiful blanket. You should be very proud of yourself :)

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  8. Absolutely stunning, beautiful blanket, it has very much inspired me to do mine :) Great progress made with your jumper too xx

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  9. So much love and effort went into your work and it is beautiful. Well done for completing that gorgeous blanket :-)

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  10. YOUR BLANKET LOOKS SO GREAT!!!!! Congratulations on finishing!

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  11. You are my blanket hero, M-A! Bravo! It's fabulous!

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  12. Your blanket is seriously impressive; and I'm a fan of Drops alpaca too.

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