cable throwTuesday, December 11, 2007
For my mother-in-law: the cable comfort throw from lion brand. I know it is only a blanket, and I do realize that it is 80% acrylic, but I am so in love with this. It is really heavy, and oh so warm. And guess what? It is a really quick knit! I did a little figuring to let you know how many hours it took, just in case you still have someone on your list who needs something to keep them warm. (Hey, others have actually counted stitches, that might be next for me.) All right now, this is knit in 5 panels (unless you are like Kim, and knit yours all in one piece). Each panel took me 4 hours. So, if you knit for 2 hours a day, you could have this knit in 10 days. See, still time!
And, just wanted to let you know what I do after tying in the ends on a blanket or scarf, not a sweater. After weaving the yarn through, I just dab it with the smallest amount of fray check. Not a lot,because it does dry hard. On a project like this, you will never feel it, and it will keep those ends from popping out.