Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Lana's Blanket

   My Aunt Lana lives in Redondo Beach above a bluff over looking the pacific ocean. It’s gorgeous, if you don’t mind the 150 yards (mostly vertical) that separate you from the beach (and ant-like people) below. Every year, she shares her good fortune by having everyone come by for the 4th of July to watch the fireworks (one of her neighbors hires a barge full of ‘em).

   As I sat there watching the waves crash down below us; I noticed it was a bit chilly, despite it being July. With Lana being amazing and playing hostess every year, it seemed like a nice idea to make her a gift that was reminiscent of the view she loves so much.

For so many reasons I chose to use acrylic yarn. It’s washable, inexpensive, I don’t have to worry about dye lots, and I could get the colors I wanted. And thank goodness it’s inexpensive, since I was holding two strands of worsted weight throughout making it sort of a bulky weight. I saw in a catalog where colors gentle shifted into one another by holding one strand of the old color and one strand of the new color you’re transitioning to.

I chose a stitch pattern from one of the stitchionaries I have that reminded me of waves.

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