Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Pinwheelin'

I'm finally pinwheeling whoohoo! And what a fun knit it is ;0) ...well, except for the yarnovers I keep forgetting! I'm knitting it as part of the Pinwheel Sweater Knitalong I'm hosting and after seeing all the really cool versions popping up I really couldn't wait to start. I've already made 3 of the 6 colour changes and so far I'm pretty pleased with my colour selections (it sure took me long enough).


I had originally thought of knitting it in a solid colour, but in the end I managed to pick 7 yummy colours for a very subtle (I hope) gradation of colour from cream to the deepest purple. I am using the recommended Peruvian Collection Highland Wool from Elann in natural, rose pink, orchid pink, lotus blossom, grape, aubergine, and eggplant.


It's real quick (the start anyway) and fun to knit and I can't beleive how far I've gotten after just a few hours. Okay I realise that the rows just get longer and longer from here on in, but still! After Jujube's interminable blanket, a cool quickie is just what the knittin' doctor ordered. Yippie!

If you want to join the knitalong, drop me a line at annypurls {at} hotmail {dot} com.

Happy knitting!


11 comments:

  1. Ooh - I love those colors - looks great so far!

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  2. It will go fast and you're going to love it as much I do/did. The colors you picked are yummy!

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  3. those colors look gorgeous! you just took some of the work out of this for me. i'm going to make one for my niece for the holidays, but was having a hard time picking colors.

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  4. Wow! Love the colors. I'll have to put it on my to-knit list.

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  5. Prettypretty! I love the colors!

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  6. Oh My Gawd! No word of a lie, I'm going to be using the exact same colours! Do you hear it? The twilight zone music. I just joined the pinwheel along the other day and won't be knitting it until after September...maybe nobody will notice. [g]

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  7. I love those colors too. It looks like such a fun blanket to knit.

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  8. It looks great. It will be a while before I get around to making one so I hope there are some other slow pokes in the knitalong!

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  9. Wowza! I love the colours you chose. It's going to be stunning. :) I haven't bought the yarn for mine yet. Soon. I think I'm going to make one for Lily and one for my cousin's baby girl ... I think. *lol*

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  10. That pinwheel cardigan is just gorgeous in those colors. Is it the one that the lady on Fun Knits has knitted up. She has a picture of an adult one modelled by her daughter on it. They just look so good and yours will too. I cant wait to see more colors.

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  11. Oh, your Pinwheel looks so great already, I'm impressed by how neatly and evenly you knit! And the colors you choose for it are so enchanting, I absolutely love them!

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