As a married woman a torrid love affair seems out of the question these days but knitting is an interesting mistress. That hat in the last post? Totally lit my flame when it came to knitting again. I suddenly found myself wanting to cast on EVERYTHING and not just for me but for anyone and everyone I know!

Which also led to wanting to buy ALL THE YARN for just about anything and everything. Since THAT is completely out of the question with the current budget at Casa de Zarzuela I decided to go shopping in my own stash and do a bit of reorganizing (didn’t hurt that there was also an impending visit from Mom & Dad!). In the midst of that reorganizing I found a bag full of cream colored Patons Classic wool that I apparently bought in Princeton in 2006 at the bargain basement price of $3.77/skein! At the time I believe I had an aran sweater in mind but I’ve also had thoughts of knitting a Hemlock Ring blanket with it for quite some time.

So I cast on as soon as I finished the hat.

Hemlock ring start

And I couldn’t put the thing down.

Hemlock ring continues

In less than a week? Finito! And I did the whole chart too.

Hemlock ring blocking

(It even forced me to go out and finally buy a blocking solution that did not require stripping a bed. I still miss the extra bed though.)

Who will be the owner of this? Well… I can’t tell you since they haven’t unwrapped it yet. ;-)

For now I’m going to cast on for the next project…

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7 Responses to “Torrid”
  1. Nik says:

    You are SO generous. I don’t think I could have given this away. I’ve wanted to knit it for some time now.

  2. Dee says:

    That is awesome! How large is it? Hard to tell from the photo.

    I’m thinking this is something I must knit!

  3. Cookie says:

    I love it!

    Btw, I have size 8 girl feet when you get around to knitting for me. ;^)

  4. amy/DPUTiger says:

    Ooh, it looks great! Nicely done …

  5. Ceci says:

    That is gorgeous!!!

  6. Harriet says:

    sorry to be so late to the commenting party, but i’m really backed up on blog-reading. However, I couldn’t let this go by without saying how absolutely GORGEOUS that Hemlock Ring is!!! I love when the knitting bug bites…hard.

  7. Wonderful. Your pieces are beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us.

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