and now for something completely different

You guys know what I like – garments, shawls, socks and the occasional cowl or mitt.

You also know what I don’t like – blankets.  I love the look but dread the knitting.  That’s why I swore off blanket knitting back in 2006 when I finished this beauty for my nephew.

Loved the look, loved the feel but not the actual knitting.

But like many things, time heals and lessens the sting.

I started a Girasole out of 3 skeins of Miss Babs Yowza in the Blarney Stone colorway.  Bouncy, soft and a welcome departure of color for me.


Mom is redoing her living room in shades of gray and soft white so this should go nicely.  And like me she can always cuddle under another layer.

girasole startI’m in that honeymoon phase where every row makes me want to knit one more.

girasole decs close upAnd I love the way the decreases work – paired decreases make such a pretty line.

Next up?  The rhythmic knitting of a leaf lace pattern!

I might become a blanket knitter after all.

I’ll catch you on the purl side…


3 thoughts on “and now for something completely different

  1. That is lovely ! I know a knitter who is working on a lace tablecloth for her sister, and she feels the same way. Will never knit one of those again! But I love your grays and seeing this blanket-in-progress gives me so ideas for future projects of my own.

  2. I’m also not a fan of knitting blankets. But every once in a while the madness takes hold. I’m looking forward to seeing how you pair all those yarns together!

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