Happy Easter everyone!! It's going to be a lovely one. The sun is shining, friends and family are coming over and I have emerged from my knitting obsession. And here it is folks, the Ten Stitch Twist!!
Honestly, it doesn't look this bright in the house. I've used up almost all my Noro leftovers for this project. I eagerly ripped back my failed Lizard Ridge squares.
When I started with this obsession, and I was thrilled and excited and had so much energy for this project. In the middle I struggled with doubt and insecurity but I pushed on. Towards the end, I was tired, but I had started to regain that old thrill. Now that it's done, I feel slightly drained. Like I need a good break from knitting for a while. After all, I knit up approximately 13 skeins of Noro in 8 days. Also, I think that by not sharing this project with the blog I learned to deal with my own self-doubts a bit better.
I really enjoyed watching the colors play in this project. Certain sections of color play together and jump out at you. And when you fold the blanket on itself, you can put new color combinations together. Very fun. I was aiming to start with the deeper tones, move to the greyer ones and end with the brights. But I don't think this progression shows up very well. Another thing I learned is that Noro uses a fair hunk of neutrals in their yarns, which is very good because it helps to make the other shades pop.
I failed to measure this when it was finished, though I did during the knitting. It should be over 40 inches, though a good wet blocking may stretch it out. I'm kind of hoping it does. In the mean time, strictly for perspective's sake, here's how big it is on a medium-large dog:
Dexter loved wearing it!! His little stumpy was wagging so fast, but that could have been because we were all laughing so hard.
I hope you all enjoy a bright and Happy Easter, with load of color and lots of giggles.