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Wreathed in Glory

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Dear Ann,
A super-short post to announce the winner of the drawing for the Hampstead Wreath knitted by my own fair hand.
The lucky soon-to-be-adorned one is Lorajean aka KnittedWit on Ravelry.
Thanks, everyone, for your generosity to Citymeals and your support of our efforts to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy relief. We’ve sold 154 patterns so far. The total donated to Citymeals is yet to be calculated but definitely exceeds $4000 at this point. I’m really looking forward to seeing your interpretations of the Cornerstone Blanket. The pattern remains available for purchase, with proceeds continuing to go directly to Citymeals-on-Wheels. (Scroll down to our previous post for full details, links and photos.)
Happy Monday, everyone. May the force be with those of us who are looking over their holiday knitting list with a renewed sense of the absurd.
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Me, I’m mid-way through putting the border on another great honkin’ blanket.
Love,
Kay

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42 Comments

42 Comments

  1. Fabulous blanket! Precious adornment.

  2. Fabulous blanket! Precious adornment.

  3. Really, Olive is one of the cutest damn dogs,EVER! Every time you post a picture of her, you make me smile.

  4. Really, Olive is one of the cutest damn dogs,EVER! Every time you post a picture of her, you make me smile.

  5. Love the blanket. And your dog is adorable!!!

  6. Love the look of that blankie. And cute pup!!

  7. Love the look of that blankie. And cute pup!!

  8. I believe you are speaking to me. I have been committing a really bad knitter sin–alluding to a sister that I have started a blanket I promised as her gift. Good news is we agreed it was a 3 event gift (last birthday, this chanukah, next birthday in August). Bad news is she asked if I can give her a sneak peek at it. I bet this means the chanukah fairy is going to skimp on my soufganiot.

  9. Thank you so much!!! Truly an honor to receive a hand knit. Thank you for the opportunity to help in New York too!

  10. Thank you so much!!! Truly an honor to receive a hand knit. Thank you for the opportunity to help in New York too!

  11. Thank you so much!!! Truly an honor to receive a hand knit. Thank you for the opportunity to help in New York too!

  12. If by absurd you mean “on the needles lo these 4+ years,” why yes, my sense of the absurd is activated.
    Sweet, sweet puppy! I send her kisses.

  13. At least the blanket won’t escape with the (adorably cute) guard dog on duty! Too bad she doesn’t help with the actual knitting.

  14. At least the blanket won’t escape with the (adorably cute) guard dog on duty! Too bad she doesn’t help with the actual knitting.

  15. Love. Love. Love. the blanket. And Olive!

  16. I’m dying to see that great honkin’ blanket! It looks wonderful. I’m still doing squares for my version of the Mitered Crosses. It’s so addicting and I’m loving doing it. But it will be done soon & I need the new one that your sweet pup is protecting. I hope that will be shown in full and with a pattern, too! Thanks!!

  17. I’m dying to see that great honkin’ blanket! It looks wonderful. I’m still doing squares for my version of the Mitered Crosses. It’s so addicting and I’m loving doing it. But it will be done soon & I need the new one that your sweet pup is protecting. I hope that will be shown in full and with a pattern, too! Thanks!!

  18. P.S. Why don’t my miters look like this? Are you doing a different kind of decrease here? I love the look.

  19. Oh, I’m on the road and missing my pups soma olive makes me smile. Can’t wait to see the new blanket under guard.

  20. Now I want to knit a big garter stitch thing
    Looks good!

  21. Yes—too bad you can’t teach dear Olive to knit and put her to work earning all that kibble. (I say this as my dog is SNORING on the other end of the couch.)

  22. I think that your petite, multicolored pompoms work so well on this. And that comes from a pompom avoider (not a pompom hater.) Olive is a lovely assistant, and I like being reminded that she is in your world!

  23. Is it a coincidence, or do you take Olive along when you buy yarn so that all your blankets match her so well?

  24. Is this pattern available?

  25. When and where can I get the pattern for this beautiful blanket?

  26. When and where can I get the pattern for this beautiful blanket?

  27. When and where can I get the pattern for this beautiful blanket?

  28. When and where can I get the pattern for this beautiful blanket?

  29. When and where can I get the pattern for this beautiful blanket?

  30. Love this blanket Kay! Love the colors!

  31. Sorry about my multiple posts. Didn’t think it was working.

  32. RE: Twittering. Soooo jealous @ Hot Springs. I love that time-warp town. Don’t miss the wax museum.

  33. Kay, Love the blanket and the dog! I would like to know what yarn/colorways you are using. You always pick such beautiful colors. Happy Chanukah!

  34. The question is, will Olive ultimately give over the blanket? Looks as if she’s staked out her territory… :)
    LoveDiane

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  36. I have made the mitred crosses blanket and would love to make this one too. Will you be putting out a pattern or even just mentioning the colours and yarn used.Thanks for all the inspiration.

  37. I have made the mitred crosses blanket and would love to make this one too. Will you be putting out a pattern or even just mentioning the colours and yarn used.Thanks for all the inspiration.

  38. I have made the mitred crosses blanket and would love to make this one too. Will you be putting out a pattern or even just mentioning the colours and yarn used.Thanks for all the inspiration.

  39. re: Chanin Knit piece – what? Calling that a Bandanna? Mayhaps I am blinded by the littles in my life, but truly, I can’t get past the word “crown” – it could, uh, be a little bigger. Or be a “headband” in a sort of Stephen West triangular-shawl-is-a-scarf way.

  40. Sometimes I swear that if I stopped reading the internet for a single week that I would come back to a new blanket by Kay. You are the queen of knitted blankets. Awesome!

  41. Hi Kay and Ann!
    This is totally off-topic. I “left” the knitting world for a couple of years (at first voluntarily when I got a puppy!, but then involuntarily – too long and boring to relate). Anyhow, now I’m back and lo and behold the updated “Principles of Knitting” which I was lusting after for many years was released. But now that I’ve got a few years of knitting under my belt, and quite a few knitting books (inclding 2 Mason Dixon books – I LOVE them), I’m not so sure I “need” this one. I was wondering if yawl (sp?) reviewed this book or have an opinion on it that you would like to share. If you shared it privately I promise on my cashmere yarn I’d never tell….
    Thanks for a great blog and great books and for all the great problem lady advice you dispense.
    best,
    marilyn

  42. I just love Olive…and the blankie, too!!