Giant blanket: finished!

This one came out like a dream. It’s like a big heavy cloud when I’m snuggled under it!

It got really, really heavy to knit with at the end. I had to take breaks! 

These blankets are definitely more of a showpiece than anything. Sure you can put it on a bed and use it, but I wouldn’t drag it around the house and let the dogs and cats pile on it. 
Well… Maybe a little….

I’m going to make a few more for some friends. This time though, I’m going to put a little felt in the roving before knitting in the hopes of making them more durable. 

Loving it on these cold days though! 

Giant knitting time!

I’ve been seeing these giant roving blankets floating around on the Internet and have really wanted to give it a try myself. Problem is, where does one get such giant knitting needles? 

Luckily, I have a friend named Kyle. Kyle builds things, like this double neck cigar box guitar:
So when Kyle heard me trying to figure out how to get giant knitting needles, he did some thinking. Then he showed up to dinner the next night with these:
I went home and immediately cast on! Which was actually pretty hard to do. Once I got a few rows in though, it was really easy! 
Keeping an even tension is kind of hard. And I did have to knit standing up. BUT overall it’s a blast to knit with these! Kyle made them out of pvc, which makes them really light. I’ll probably have the blanket done today! 

Thanks Kyle!

Harry Potter Christmas Sweater!

My friend Elyse works in publishing and has done many wonderful things for me over the years. Got us backstage for the Paper Towns tour, 

gives me books and books recommendations, and is an all around blast to hang out with.
Since she’s a Harry Potter fan, and devoted Hufflepuff, I decided to make her a house sweater for Christmas! 
But… I decided to see if I couldn’t make it just a little bit more magical. 
So I included an acceptance letter, dated the year she would have been accepted, with a PS stating that they were attempting to send the letter by american muggle post. (Hope it arrives on time!)
Sealed it:

Sent it: 

And yesterday she got it! 
Hopefully it fits. Making a sweater for someone when they aren’t around to size is nerve wracking! 

Edit: it fits!