I've finished the I-cord edging so now I can show you my lap blanket, or Siesta Throw, as it shall henceforth be known. It had to have a Spanish name because it reminds me of a gaucho poncho (for want of a better picture) and I can see myself snuggling up on the couch with this having a nap, so SIESTA it is.
This is my (first?) contribution to Norovember and it took 4 balls of Noro Kureyon in shade #154 (the bright one), 4 balls of shade #159 (the subdued one) and part of a ball of Kilcarra Donegal Tweed. There are some colours in common between the two Kureyon shades, although one is far more acid than the other. For example, both shades have an identical green and an identical burgundy.
As you can see I did two rows from one ball, two rows from the other. I generally let the yarn do the talking but once or twice I stopped and started using the other end of one of the balls if the colours were continuing to be too close for too long.
I used the Kilcarra Donegal Tweed to make an applied I-cord edging. I shopped the stash for this one and it was ideal because it is very close in texture and spin to the Kureyon. You know the course/ rustic feel to the Kureyon? I got mine in Dublin in 2000, but I see you can get it on the net from Lavender Yarns in Ireland . The Noro was from getknitted (see sidebar).
It was one of those addictive things where you have to keep going even though it's way past your bedtime, just to see how the next two colours will behave with one another.
I originally got the idea for this when I fell in love with a pair of socks I saw over at roxyknits.
I've included this last picture because I have a funny, borderline ecstatic, look on my face as I rushed outside to catch a brief moment of natural sunlight in between the horizontal rain. Some of the other pictures we took gave you a better view of the colours in the throw, but this is the one which captured the bliss, the doo doo doo doo doo , I'm lovin' it!