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Last night, I sat quietly in my room and despite the cramping in my hands, I finally finished the Montauk Throw.  7 months, 1,500 yards of fiber, 440 rows, and 71,280 stitches later, here it is in all of its glory:

I didn’t quite make it to the Ravelympics finish line, partially due to the fact that Jaime and I were out shopping all weekend, but I’m okay with that.  The throw is a very generous 64″ long by 39″ wide – the perfect snuggling-with-the-hubby size.  The garter stitch makes it nice and squishy and the DK weight yarn gives the throw a beautiful drape.  I love how the gray is flecked with caramel, cream and slate-colored tweed neps.

Here is a closeup of the 6×6 ribbing on the edge, which was picked up and knit after the main body was finished:

I am in love.  Tonight hubby and I are going to take it out for its first spin, on the couch while we catch up on LOST.

Here are the details:

Onto the next project! ~Jenny

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{a cozy wool throw for fall}

{a cozy wool throw for fall}

Remember all of that beautiful City Tweed I bought a while ago?  Well, after swatching it a few times, it’s finally on the needles!  Instead of knitting the baby blanket I originally bought the yarn for (which you can now buy the pattern for here – thanks Jared!), I decided to try designing a blanket of my own.

{tweed + garter stitch = heaven}

{tweed + garter stitch = heaven}

My sisters and I grew up on Long Island, and the silvery-gray color of the yarn, with its specks of beige and black, reminded me of the faded cedar shingles on the houses out East.  That, combined with the relaxed, beachiness of the pattern, inspired me to call this the ‘Montauk’ throw.

{house image: House Beautiful}

{beach house image: House Beautiful}

The majority of the throw will be knit in soothing garter stitch and finished with a wide-rib border.  This yarn is gorgeous, knitters.  It is a soft, luminous wool and the color of the yarn changes depending on the light.  I’ve swatched it in garter stitch as well as stockinette, and it looks equally beautiful in both.  I would love to knit this up as simple scarves and mittens for fall; an uncomplicated pattern will certainly highlight the subtlety of the wool.

{a tiny swatch}

{a tiny swatch}

I am really excited about this throw – I will post the pattern for you when it’s all finished!  In the meantime, if you want to pick up some of this yarn and get a head start on your fall knitting, click here.

I’d love to hear what you are working on!

~Jenny

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That’s right, Jared Flood – I’m talking to you.  You just had to post this gorgeousness on your blog:

{Shetland-Inspired Blanket} by Jared Flood

{Shetland-Inspired Blanket} by Jared Flood

Which led me immediately here…which led to this showing up on my doorstep a few days later:

{a bowl of Knit Picks City Tweed}

{a bowl of Knit Picks City Tweed}

Oh, and in order to get free shipping, I ended up buying some of this as well:

{super-soft organic cotton}

{super-soft organic cotton}

(which I’ll probably make washcloths with…)

So this haul put me over my yarn budget for the month by an additional* $52.37.

(*I say additional because I was already over my yarn budget for the month by $42.50.  But that’s not important.)

{thanks a lot}

{thanks a lot.}

So, Jared – I know you must just feel terrible about all this, so if you wanted to send over the pattern for this beautiful blanket, all will be forgiven:

{elegant!}

{pretty please!}

Thank You.  Oh, and congratulations on your MFA! ~Jenny

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