Monday, September 29, 2008

Warm Woolies for Fall



Hello! I moved back home this week. Still very tired, so I'll keep this short and sweet with lots of photos. This is an afghan I finished before I left. The wool is from Fleece Artist in Nova Scotia and is sooooo soft.





Just loved the curly mohair! Doesn't it look like mermaid's tresses?






This is the easiest pattern ever. I cast on the regular amount for an afghan. Does 70 stitches sound right? I think it was seventy. Just knit a row garter stitch with one type of yarn and switch to another ball for the next row. Clip your yarn at the end of each row, leaving a long tail and tie a knot. This will be the fringe. Keep repeating the steps 'till done.



Done and ready for snuggling.




12 comments:

Regina said...

absolutely beautiful. It does look very cozy.

Jeane said...

shayla - you were missed - the blanket beautiful, but the coziest is the little hound in arms.

picciolo said...

welcome home! That blanket looks soooo cosy!
: )

Binky said...

Yummy Colors!!

Tracy said...

Shayla...welcome home!! I've been wondering how you've been! So great to see you back...and to see this delicious mermaid's afghan! I LOVE the sea-drenched color and simple styling...And your sweet pooch seems to love it too! That yarn is wonderful...I must go see the link. Oh, if you get a chance to stop by, please do--I'm having a fun giveaway this week! :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

Sweet Repose said...

Shayla, thanks for stopping by and the sweet comments...but who is the fuzzy star of the post. Having a 25 year stint in the dog grooming biz and back at it again after a 10 year retiremnet (yeah right) I tend to notice everyones dogs right away. What a sweet face and in some of my older posts you will see pics of before and after shots of some of my clients. But what a perfect place to groom dogs, my lil' pink house.

You must be feeling the fall season heading your way too, into the 30-40's at night this week...I am so NOT ready for winter!!!

Have a wonderful fall day.

sharon

M.Kate said...

Hello Shayla, its very beautiful..mermaid's colour and reminds me of the sea :P
hugs

Shayla said...

Thanks for the warm welcome and kind comments, everyone :D

Sharon, the "fuzzy star" is a pomeranian with a tiny nose. I'm guessing your Scratchy is a terrier?

constance said...

Hi Shayla! I love L'Amoureux! I love how it glows, and how enchanted this piece looks....beautiful...

Gwen Buchanan said...

I love mohair... so warm and so light.. perfect to curl up under.. especially with that sweet little fuzzball... beautiful job and I really like how you did the fringes!!

I use to raise a few angora goats.. and I will never forget how much I loved their hair..

Shayla said...

Angora goats, Gwen. Oh, it must have been nice to work with.

Jacky said...

This is gorgeous and I love the effect of tying off each new colour and forming the fringe. We're coming into summer in Australia, but I want to make one of these for myself next autumn.
Thanks for sharing and the link to where you got the fleece.
I love the name too...mermaids afghan.