(Yes, I realize this is a wonderful thing for those of you who sew... but I'm sulking, so we'll go with it being a bad thing.)
|Notice there is no Aspen tweed here...|
This is a photo of my SECOND trip...
I know, it's a sickness.
But I'll die happy! : D
So I searched through Ravelry's site for patterns using bulky yarn. Can I just say what a wonderful thing Ravelry.com is? Seriously, a wealth of information and ideas... but I digress. Yarn sale-- Of the yarn I bought, 8 skeins were Lion Brand Hometown Aspen Tweed.
I found a wonderful blanket pattern and set to work. I did have to order three more skeins to finish the blanket, but thanks to the site to store option on Walmart.com, I got that yarn in just a couple of days.
Here is the pattern I used:
5 1/2 hour Throw from Lion Brand
And darned if it didn't just take under 6 hours to make.
Here's a trick for the tassels. Find a piece of cardboard that measures 11" and wrap your yarn around it in a single layer, then cut the yarn at the same end that you began so you have yarn pieces that measure 22" long.
Here, pictures make more sense to me too:
|Sturdy Cardboard 11 inches long|
|Wrap in a single layer.|
|Wrap yarn LOOSELY |
|Cut the yarn at the same end |
that you started wrapping.
Now, certainly you will want to wrap it several more times than I did in the picture. I just did these as an example. I used five strands for each tassel, folded in half and looped through the end of the blanket.
Yesterday, I got a call from a local business man who happened across my card at the coffee shop that sells my cozies. He was collecting items for a silent auction to benefit our Showboat Theater. Now, the Showboat is a favorite place of mine, so it was an easy yes from me. And with the river-type theme, how could I not donate this wonderful Fisherman's Blanket?? So look for it to go up for auction this coming August. (2013) :)
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