Friday, October 7, 2016

A woolly finish

Drum roll please........a little louder.....I cannot hear you!! The fashioning of my woolly blanket is finished......one could say.....it's a wrap. =) HIP HIP HOORAY !! Let's reminisce just a little, in how my lovely woolly came to be.

The stars were all aligned the day I happened upon a pop up shop, where this pile of vintage pretties waited for me to take home, with the thought perhaps of repurposing them. Sitting all together was this pile of soft-as-soft scarves, all the way from bonny Scotland, all oozing gorgeous, pastel loveliness. Wasn't I just the lucky gal??


I decided to take the shears to them (OH NO!!) and cut them in varying sizes to start a patchwork blanket. In assembling the squares, I thought knitted cable strips would look rather spiffy to marry the patches together.



Unexpectedly, when out and about yet again, I happened upon some more pastel loveliness, so without a second thought I brought them home and threw them into the mix. Mmm......perfect....those stars must have aligned yet again. The pretty pink and mauve scarves give this blanket a little more oomph.

The last couple of weeks my knitting needles have spent many an enjoyable hour in a clickety clack, rhythmic fashion working on my very, very, very long cable strip......182 cables to be exact....give or take a few.





With the last stitch knitted I stitched the cable strip to the outside of the blanket. The cable strip seemed to go on forever but me thinks it is well worth the effort, as it hugs the blanket rather nicely, finishing my lovely woolly perfectly.



My luxuriously, soft woolly looks ever so pretty resting on a carpet of Camellia petals, don't you think??






I have loved fashioning this soft-as-soft, pretty woolly. The lovely mohair scarves punctuated by the cable strips will enjoy another life, keeping many a soul's tippy toes toasty and warm, providing many, many indulgent moments of cuddly loveliness.


Wishing all you lovelies the most wonderful weekend. If perchance, you should pop by for a lovely cup of tea, our pretty blooms will softly kiss you on the cheek.

Until the next time.........

Linking up this week to the lovely Janine's, beautiful blog, Rainbow Hare, Wool on Sundays.


51 comments:

  1. Oh sooooooo beautiful dear Kim. Just love the way you have married all this loveliness together into something so gorgeous. Gosh that is ALOT of cable. Your dainty camelia is rather gorgeous too ... as is that mauve gate. Lucky I dont live down the road or that gate might just go a wandering one night !!!!!

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  2. Oh my, that is just divine! You have such a gift for putting just the right bits and pieces together and making something beautiful.

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    1. Hello lovely Jayne, 'tis delightful to have you visit. Thank you so much for your sweet comments. Hope you are enjoying a gorgeous weekend in your li'l corner of the world.Kim Xx

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  3. So pretty, and it looks so soft! What a beautiful blanket.

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  4. It came out just perfect! I love the soft pastels and your cable border is perfect to show them all off. I never did learn the cable stitch but I love the look. What a treasure you have and a job well done!

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  5. The woolly blanket is indeed lovely, the cabling is perfect for this. I can easily envision snuggling up on the sofa with a cup of tea and a good book. Your photography is quite good. Love the third one from the bottom.

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  6. So pretty! The cable sashing just sets it off perfectly.

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  7. What a sweet project - I'm sure it will be soft and warm and lovely to dream under. You must knit quickly and your flowers are so wonderful in your spring. We have rain and rain and rain and rain - to be expected in the autumn in NW Washington. At least we are not suffering the hurricane with 150 mph winds like on the east coast of the US. I'll be happy with just some soft rain. Enjoy your weekend sweet friend.

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  8. This is just too pretty for words - my goodness, it sure looks soft and luscious! What a lovely idea to use the scarves in such a way. I can imagine wrapping up in this wonderful confection in my favorite reading chair with a nice cup of tea. How sweet is your garden gate under the Camellia blossoms ?! Sending hugs xx Karen

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    1. Thank you, lovely Karen. I intend to spend many moments sitting in my favourite chair, wrapped up in my woolly confection, a good book in one hand and a nice cup of tea in the other. So lovely to have you visit. Kim Xx

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  9. Gorgeous! I love how you have repurposed these scarves and the knitted cable border is perfect :)

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  10. Dear Kim, this is just sooooo blissfully gorgeous! I adore everything about it!
    Please tell me that you photographed it in your own sweet arbor of flowers and the delightful wee gate! I'm definitely on my way for a cup of tea!

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  11. The colors! The softness! All your work and creativity! Kim, well done!

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  12. Oh Man!! This is so lovely. You can just see how snuggly it is. You gave it a perfect finish as well.

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    1. Thank you so much, Carol. Kim Xx

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  13. Oh my word, this is just the epic of loveliness! I would have feared to cut into those lovely scarves, but you have created something far more beautiful with them all sewn together into such a gorgeous blanket! The gentle colors of it all are just delightful! And all that cable knitting, oh my... you are definitely one talented gal to pull it all together into such a stunning piece... and the gorgeous picture of your flowers and gate... just delightful! Hugs to you today dear friend, always such a joy to visit with you :)

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  14. Oh my Gosh! What a gorgeous blanket you made Kim! And the colors are so pleasing (and soothing) and beautiful! I always fall on pastels - they make my heart jumpy :)

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  15. Your blanket charms me more and more, dearie, I wonder how soft and warm it is !

    Hope you're having a lovely weekend ahead,
    I'm sending blessings of joy to you

    Xx Dany

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  16. Hello Kim,

    Such a beautiful and cozy blanket! You always keep yourself so busy with all your amazing projects. Someday I hope to be more ambitious :)

    ♥Hope

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  17. So sweet...so charming....
    Have a lovely and comfy weekend !
    Anna

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  18. Oh so very very pretty and soft, Kim! The cable looks so beautiful. I love the photo of this pretty little thing on the Camellia petals. A book, tea, fire and this soft blanket...I am daydreaming already :)

    -Soma

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  19. Well, you already know I love this, right? What a magnificent work of art...I am in awe!

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  20. A standing ovation over here! You have done it again ; ) What yarn did you use for the cable. Is it a mohair? It looks ever so soft. It looks like you've got spring. Lucky lucky you

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  21. So very sweet and soft looking. Your camellias are gorgeous, also. God bless your weekend.

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  22. Looks like it is just waiting for a snuggle.

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  23. You new wooly is a work of art! The colors combined together with the soft knitting is just stunning.

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  24. Yes, I'd love to stop by for a cuppa tea and get softly kissed by those beautiful posies! However, first I'd be mesmerized by your newest work of art....your wonderfully wooly throw with those gorgeous cables intertwined throughout. It is just beautiful, Kim, and I can just imagine the luscious softness of it. Who would think to give scarves a new life???....only you, my dear ❤️!

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  25. This is the most fantastic blanket. The cables added the perfect finishing touch!!AI'm soo inspired by your creativity!!

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  26. A splendid finish for a gorgeous blanket, Kim!
    And O those blossoms. Spring seems to happen so fast down your way. Lovely.
    Also, I do love knitted mohair cables. Such a fabulous idea. It must have taken hours and hours to "knit" this wonderful soft blanket all together. Bravo!

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  27. Kim that looks like the softest and prettiest blanket I have ever seen. You did wonderful with the design. I love it. And of course your background is as pretty too with all the beautiful flowers and petals.

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  28. I really love it!It looks so soft!AriadnefromGreece!

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  29. oooh my, it looks soft and heavenly...almost too pretty to use. but oh, my, no, i would love to wrap myself up in it!!

    the colors go together perfectly, the details are lovely. to be an heirloom for sure!!!

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  30. Drum roll indeed! This deserves a full orchestra! This is a fantastic finish. So cosy and beautiful :) xxx

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  31. Beside being beautiful it looks soooo soft and comfy! I'm so happy for you to have made something so wonderful.

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  32. I can only imagine how soft this has to be! All that knitted cable was so worth the hours that went into it.

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  33. Kim, so beautiful! You will only have sweet dreams with this lovely blanket. ♥

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  34. Oh my Kim that is gorgeous, you can just see the softness in it, not to mention the pretty colors too. Your cable stitching looks just amazing with it and ties it all together just perfectly, wonderful work!

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  35. Oh my goodness Kim it is beautiful and I bet is soft lovely and soft too. hugs ValeryAnne(aka Mrs A.

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    1. Thank you ValeryAnne; it truly is the softest and loveliest of blankets to the touch. Thank you for visiting. Wishing you the most pleasant of days. Kim Xx

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  36. Kim,
    I actually gasped when I saw this beautiful pastel blanket! The lovely color and softness looks heavenly! I guess I can add one more thing to my long list of things to look for while vintage shopping--scarves! This is just lovely!
    xo
    Linda

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    1. Yes you must be on the lookout for some lovely Scottish woollies for yourself, Linda. They are luxuriously soft and not half bad on the eye. =) Thank you for your sweet comments, lovely lady. Thank you for popping by. Kim Xx

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  37. So very, very lovely! Your knitting is gorgeous!!

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  38. Kim I love that you've given something a new life. This is just beautiful! Mimi xxx

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    1. I do too, Mimi. Now they have pride of place on my settee, instead of sitting all in a pile in a dark corner of a store. Thank you, sweet lady. Kim Xx

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  39. Ah my friend, so glad I did not miss this. Your posts have been going into my junk mail for some reason. I think this has to be one of my favorites. Not only did the stars align, but girl; you must have been living right because God blessed you with this discovery and such talent! I love how you married the blocks together, and those Camellia blossoms. . .breathtaking!
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Mmm.....there could be a subliminal meaning why my posts go to your junk mail Jann!! =) Seriously though, thank you, sweet lady. Kim Xx

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  40. Kim your amazing, your blanket of lovliness is beautiful.. I can't imagine all that knitting on that cable surely a labor of love and passion... Thank you so much dear for the cup of lovely tea and the kiss on the cheek hehehe one right back to you... Have a lovely weekend with love Janice

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  41. OH my, oh my, oh my! The first thing that popped into my head was that your blanket is one of sweet enchantment. And then I saw it lying on the glorious pink blossoms...yes, I swooned! {{smiles}}

    Sweet friend, you have such an amazing gift for creating the loveliest things I have ever seen. Truly, I don't say that lightly. Thank you for sharing your gift with us.

    Much love to you, dear one!

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  42. Oh, I have never seen anything like this and oh yes, I love it! How lovely and fun. The cable knit is really amazing to me. WOW! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  43. A stunning little future heirloom! Your cable brings it all together beautifully.
    Have a wonderful week :)

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