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etoilechaude
02-08-2010, 04:04 PM
So, I've wanted to knit this since the day I learned to knit (or very shortly after I learned about Ravelry anyway!) I just realized that I need to resize all of the images, but since it's my birthday I'm going to be lazy because I want to, so I'll link you to my Ravelry project page!

Maybe later tonight after work/dinner/bar I'll get bored enough to resize them to post here ;o)

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/EvanP/hemlock-ring-blanket

Ok here are pictures!!!!
Starting and getting the flower in the center done!
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k110/kaddytwink/hemlock%20small%20pics/DSCF1003.jpg
Finished "dead octopus" looking lace
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k110/kaddytwink/hemlock%20small%20pics/DSCF1007.jpg
Mid-blocking, I anchored the measuring tape to the center of the flower so I could constantly measure to the outside!
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k110/kaddytwink/hemlock%20small%20pics/DSCF1011.jpg
My favorite picture
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k110/kaddytwink/hemlock%20small%20pics/DSCF1016.jpg
And all pretttttty!!!!!!!
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k110/kaddytwink/hemlock%20small%20pics/DSCF1019.jpg

... soon I'll have some outdoor pics taken, because you just can't imagine how AMAZING this handpainted yarn looks!

farmgirl
02-08-2010, 05:18 PM
Happy Birthday! Great job on the Hemlock Ring! :woohoo: I have always wanted to do that- I even have the yarn. Maybe this will motivate me to get it started!

etoilechaude
02-08-2010, 05:36 PM
You should! It's actually a really easy fun/fasy knit once you get into the feather and fan section. 4 rows of just mindless knitting in the round and one row of inc/dec! :o)

Dimpledapple
02-08-2010, 05:45 PM
Happy Birthday!! :balloons: The throw is beautiful :heart:

Slim
02-08-2010, 06:50 PM
Lovely work!

ArtLady1981
02-08-2010, 07:01 PM
Oh wow, Evan! You are such a brilliant knitter! This throw is just toooo fab!!!

etoilechaude
02-09-2010, 03:41 AM
Oh wow, Evan! You are such a brilliant knitter! This throw is just toooo fab!!!
Awww thank you, SOOO much!!!!

I'm actually using it as a lap blanket right now... my partner was horrified to see that my beautiful lace object was keeping my feet warm lol.

Honestly I had my doubts that something so pretty could be warm and "hearty" but I have no doubt that it's seriously durable. Not only did I toss it in my bag and carry it with me to knit it, but blocking it just showed how amazingly durable lace really is!

Oh... AND... for anyone that loves to block objects or knits a lot of lace, I HIGHLY recommend the Rowenta Compact Pro Steamer - $60. It only took 2 hours (because I chose to steam the hemlock twice) to complete blocking. Pinned out it measured 61 inches in circumference at the 'peaks' and after blocking and rest it's at 60 inches.

etoilechaude
02-09-2010, 04:28 AM
and... finally posted resized pics!

JudyD
02-09-2010, 07:42 AM
Happy Birthday, Evan.

It doesn't look like mindless knitting to me!

Great job!

:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Judy

margz3
02-09-2010, 10:38 AM
That is just gorgeous Evan! You really took to knitting like a duck to water! And happy birthday - hope you got alot of knitting related gifts:guyknitting: :balloons:

WandaT
02-10-2010, 10:59 AM
WOW!!! AMazing Evan!! If anyone ever had their doubts about blocking this should cure them. Gorgeous!!!

melmac51
02-10-2010, 02:55 PM
Evan! What a beautiful throw, knitted beautifully, with beautiful yarn!! Great job! :cheering:

evona
02-10-2010, 04:20 PM
That is really gorgeous! I love the colors. You really took off with knitting huh? That's awesome :thumbsup: BTW - Happy birthday Aquarian!!!

AngelaR
02-10-2010, 11:13 PM
That is gorgeous! Wow, the time and creativity astounds me. I'm doing hats and socks in between pain meds and kids wanting something.

gotta knit
02-11-2010, 12:19 PM
Great job on your blanket!
And happy belated birthday.

melmac51
02-11-2010, 02:58 PM
Oops! Almost forgot!!! Happy Birthday!!!!!!! :muah:

lelvsdgs
02-14-2010, 04:44 PM
That is just inspiring! I've always wanted to do this and now maybe this year will be the year... Great job

And! Happy Birthday!!!:balloons: :present:

Belphoebe
02-15-2010, 03:03 PM
Happy Birthday! Nice job. Your knitting is so wonderful!

sabrinasmom
02-15-2010, 11:19 PM
I thought yuck at the dead octopus and then I said WOW!! Great Job:yay: Hope you had a great birthday:balloons: (Mine was the 7th; thought about skipping it this year but didn't like that option!)

merryknitter
02-16-2010, 02:05 AM
Happy Birthday, Evan!
You did a beautiful job on your Hemlock...Love the color! I am finished with mine, but have not blocked it yet! My friend and I are going to block it, if it ever stops snowing...LOL! 10 more inches today!
Merry :)

Daylilydayzed
02-19-2010, 05:32 PM
How lovely that is! I have the pattern and I am going to make it in a lace weight yarn. How long did it take you to knit the center flower section? Did you use a circular needle or doublepoints?

etoilechaude
02-19-2010, 06:40 PM
I used magic loop on a long circular needle for the center. It only took a couple hours to get the center flower done, and once you're past that part it gets SUPER simple. I prefer charts because it's easier for me to 'see' what I'm doing, but the written part for the flower isn't too bad.