Sunday, 9 September 2007

The Orange Thing Complete


The orange thing was indeed orange and thing looking when I cast it off. It was a pleasant project and quite a sociable knit when I got into the feather and fan section. (Well, I thought it was sociable because I was able to carry on a conversation while knitting - I have no idea what the other side of the conversation thought!)

The pattern is a vintage doily brought back to life by Brooklyn Tweed's suggestion of knitting it in chunky yarn.



I used 5x 100 gm skeins of Posh Yarn Amelia DK. I knit the yarn double on 6mm needles to get a chunkier effect.

As I had a limited amount of yarn (and no hope of getting more) I did lots of yarn weighing as I went along to determine when I should cast off. Luckily I'd got a bit lazy and decided against another repeat when I was on the last 70gm of yarn. The edging/cast off row used 5 times as much yarn (55 gm) as the previous row (11 gm)!



I blocked it out to 48 inches diameter. If I were to make the pattern again I'd add another foot on to that at least.












Superhero to the Rescue!

As they are born to do, a superhero (the Caked Crusader) has stepped in to save my Innocent hats from being too dull for exotic smoothies. Taking time away from baking gorgeous cakes, this superhero has volunteered to make pompoms for the hats. Wahey!!!

17 comments:

Nautical Knitter said...

Oh, the Orange Thing looks delicious! You do wonderful work.

Adrienne said...

It is LOVELY!!!!!

Emilee said...

That's lovely! What a perfect color for cool autumn nights.

LittleBerry said...

Looks fantastic and the colour is great too and I can't get over how quick you've knit it either....

Sharon said...

Wow, that looks much better then the previous attempt! I think it was really clever to mute down the colors by adding in an extra yarn. Well done!

Barb said...

Ok, you totally made the right decision. The orange thing came out beautiful! Love it!

susubee said...

I love it! Sometimes frogging and starting from scratch really is the only way to go. I can't believe how quickly you've finished, either!

(Shall you continue to call it "The Orange Thing," or is there a nicer name for it now that it has been reborn as something lovely?)

Beverly said...

So purty! I love the colors. It came out so nicely!

Mamma Mia said...

That's really lovely. I'd have cried, frogging all that you'd done before, but it was so the right decision.

Holly said...

Love the Orange Thing! Looks like that painful frogging paid off!

Batty said...

Beautiful! Delicate and autumnal, just beautiful.

clarabelle said...

Soo, thanks for the kind comment on my blog! Hey, and you're a fellow Posh Yarn freak! And you've knit the Hanami as well! And you've knitted lots of other stoles! And, more importatnly, you say things like 'wahey' and 'eeek'!

And Orange Thing looks rather lovely draped over your chair, btw.

fleegle said...

Wow! A lot of rays of sunshine! Fabulous!

As for the Yubina yarn, not a cheese puff, corn chip, or popcorn crumb in the entire box. Bummer.

Queen of the froggers said...

Orange thing is gorgeous!

~laurie said...

i love it...and i too rember phentex lol

lv2knit said...

How cool to see another Hemlock laid out in all of its glory!! Your color is gorgeous. I am now working on my own Hemlock and may make it a bit bigger as well. Aren't these fun??

jen said...

i really love the orange thing!
orange is my favorite color and i think it looks great!!