Monday, December 15, 2008

Over 100,000 Knitted Stitches of Love

... 277 stitches per line ... 16 lines per cable pat ... 23 cable pats ...... 4,140 extra stitches for the bobbles ...... and it all adds up to ... 106,076 knitted stitches ...
... which just sounds like a really disappointing number. Why didn't it add up to over a million? As that is what the last few cable pats felt like!

And I have to thank Sol of Lappesola for introducing me to this pattern from The Twist Collective (if you are into knitting check them out) ...
... is it not beautiful? I have purchased the pattern (and boy it looks complicated!!) It will make a perfect project to have on hand for when the bump has arrived and is asleep for 20 minutes here or there. They do sleep sometimes right?

28 comments:

Renee said...

What an incredible knit! This is absolutely stunning!!

annemarie said...

This is so beautiful - you can certainly be proud of this masterpiece!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Your blanket is gorgeous!!

I have been eyeing that same jacket pattern. I'm looking forward to seeing how you like it and how it turns out!

Emily said...

beautiful! and the pattern you just bought. if it works out well you might have to make a replacement for the sweater coat of your sister-in-laws you favor. it is dire need of a replacement. i spent 3 hours removing nubbies from it last night.

mellyandrosie said...

Wow, your blanket is completely lovely!! I adore it and it just looks so lovely and cozy! That jacket pattern is utterly adorable, oh how I wish I could knit as it would surly be a project I would want to try! And the man-bid, just too much fun! I need one for my hubby hee-hee!!

LizzieJane said...

What a masterpiece Rachael! What patience you have.
x

sue said...

Oh what a gorgeous blanket/afghan you knit. I think I will have to add that to my faves. I love the Sylvi coat too, just gorgeous. What color are you planning to knit yours in.

Lily Boot said...

Rachael - that is truly extraordinary - you are an artist! I cannot even begin to imagine snuggling under a blanket that has been hand knitted - beautiful. And the red coat is divine - what an elegant mummy you will be!

driftwood said...

it's gorgeous, you must be thrilled. xx

PG said...

You are incredible! And it is beautiful.

Kitty said...

That blanket is a work of art - totally stunning. You should be very very proud of it.

20 minutes sleep here and there? Yep, but during that time you'll be rushing around trying to get done what you used to do in a whole day!

x

the dutch purple rabbit said...

it's so nice blancket and the jacket is also very nice.

the dutch purple rabbit

Dees said...

I already told you this on flickr,but just have to say it again.Totally in love with this,you did such an awesome job!

hetty said...

You have created a masterpiece! Totally awesome!

periwinkle said...

one absolutely gorgeous blanket - you should be so very proud of yourself, I'm sure your friends will love it. Saw that cardigan the other day - its amazing. They do sleep - sometimes :-)
Lisa x

two hippos said...

The blanket is amazing, it must be so lovely to curl up with. The coat looks fab too, a great project .

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Awesome blanket! It is a real masterpiece - that is an awful lot of stitches.

Dyan said...

You have a little bunny-bump on the way! Congratulations! The blanket knit up so beautifully. So much must have gone into it and it'll be a well loved gift.

Christie said...

That is AMAZING...

mrmonkeysuit said...

Wow oh wow. That is one beautiful blanket! How amazing, it really must have taken you forever but the end result is so worth it. It is wonderful to just look at :)

Barbara Brown said...

really really beautiful. i wish i could knit like that. btw congratulations on your pregnancy, somehow i missed that. i'm very happy for you.

Rebekah said...

congratulations! This looks absolutely stunning! I was eyeing that pattern in the Twist preview...it's so neat!

Bumpkin Bears said...

YIPeee you finished it, what an achievement - it is just stunning and will be really treasured I'm sure. Gosh that other pattern is amaazing, never seen anything like it! I would just adore this but yikes don't think my knitting abilities are up to that one quite yet! You inspire me to get knitting more. Hope you are feeling ok. Beary Merry Christmas to you all and little bump! Catherine xx

Kellie said...

Just beautiful! What an amazing gift! And of coure they sleep! :)

silverpebble said...

Your blanket is a work of art - what a magnificent gift.

As for that jacket - delicious

x

Summer by the sea said...

Your blanket is gorgeous - you are so dedicated! - The pattern you have bought is lovely too - I am not patient enough to tackle anything other than a baby knit, but I have just sent a pattern and a load of wool off to my mum to knit up something for me - Natalie x

Dianne said...

What an absolutely AMAZING work of art you have completed! If this is a gift, it will be the treasure of a lifetime!

Leanne said...

That is an admiral effort....what a beautiful throw.

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