Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Crazy, Cozy, Knitted Quilt

The Quilt is almost done! It just needs a border. I was pondering my options when cauchy09 suggested applied i-cord! It will work well. Also, will be a good place to attach the lining.
This has been "in the works" for a while..... The oldest swatch is 15 years old! (it was a vest for my nephew who was 1, and just turned 16 last week) The most recent was finished this month! [The H in Noro and Malabrigo. I guess I needed a "stamp," but I was too eager to finish, (or was it that Lost was on and I could not think?) so I did not chart the whole HPNYKNITS.] Some of the swatches, I knit after the piece was done. As a memory, and or record of knitting. I did not write notes though... Perhaps I should from now on.
I was going to make a 2008 swatch, but it really was not appropriate.... Its a quilt of sevens. Each swatch is (supposed to be...) 7"x7". And there are 7 rows and 7 columns.
knitted quilt

for scale
ya'!

29 comments:

Mintyfresh said...

i would NEVER have the patience. good job!

~*Nick-Nack the Knitter*~ said...

Love it! So cute! Who cares that it took 15 years! As long as it gets done!

Karen said...

Gorgeous!!! Use it well :-)

Garngamen said...

Absolutely fantastic. What a great and creative work. Im amazed. God job! That is such a smart way to create something both useful and beautiful.Wow.

cosymakes said...

i more than love that! so freaking fabulous.

sgeddes said...

Wow! That is simply wonderful. I'd bee wishing for lots of cold days so I could snuggle up with it!

Hilde C. said...

It's beautiful - and the fact that it contains 15 years of history makes it even more amazing :-)

Alyssa said...

Wow I love it!

annmarie said...

that is amazing looking!! :)

zebraknits said...

So blown away by your blanket. Full of memories in each piece.

Annelie said...

What a piece of work! And so darn beautiful. It must be like a walk down memory lane when studying each and every square.

Soo said...

Wow - that is gorgeous. It would make me want to take every day as a sickie so I could curl up with a good book and the blanket on the sofa.....

PlazaJen said...

awwww. That's awwwwesome! And I love that last picture. It made me smile!

aija said...

Just
So
Cool.

Rebecca said...

Fabulous! And what an ingenious solution for your border!

KnitNana said...

What a delightful memory quilt! You go girl! Just fabulous!
(((Hugs)))

Annie said...

Such a neat project!

tiennie said...

That's so pretty! Love love love!

Kath said...

Wow - what a wonderful record of all those projects and a fantastic idea for all those swatches. Could these be the new knitters CV's? BTW You Make My Day - see my blog for details!

Dave said...

It will be a masterpiece! I love the rich colours.

Sonya said...

That is amazing, what a masterwork. And I love the H square, wight in the middle.

astrid said...

amazing job: all those different colours and motives joined in 1 blanket. very comfi!

Nora said...

So beautiful - and full of memories.

Jo at Celtic Memory Yarns said...

Absolutely beautiful. You've created your craftswoman's masterpiece. Well done indeed.

gail said...

Wow!! What a blanket! How farsighted of you to make all your swatches the same size. Your blanket will give your good memories for the rest of your life!

Strikkelise said...

What a fantastic quilt! Congratulations.
And I think it's lovely that you have been working on it for so long. You can stare at it and remember whenever you want.

bellefibre said...

I think the fact that it took 15yrs to finish makes it oh so special. Not the length of time but the memories woven in.

Longhorn Diva said...

WOW! Really beautiful afghan.

Krawuggl said...

Oh, seven is my lucky number and I am sure you know that it is said life is running in seven years circles. So 7 x 7 is a real good number of swatches, I am definitely sure that this will be your lucky blanket.And beside, it looks great anyway!