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Bonfire… and a Crazy Sexy giveaway

August 19, 2016

After the birth of my new little one just over 3 months ago, I needed some bread and butter knitting; something simple and satisfying. So I cast on a gigantic Bonfire Blanket in Wool and the Gang’s Crazy Sexy Wool, a delicious super chunky wool. It took a little longer than anticipated, but I cast off this bulky bad boy just before heading home for a summer trip to Vancouver Island!

Bonfire Blanket

crazy sexy wool giveaway!

Wanna win yarn? Wool and the Gang are having a giveaway – it’s running until midnight, Sunday August 21st 2016 – so enter here for a chance to win some Crazy Sexy Wool!

UPDATE >>>>> The contest has been completed, and Anna is the lucky winner of 3 skeins of Crazy Sexy Wool!  Enjoy the luscious chunky knitting!  Thanks to all who entered.

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The Bonfire Blanket was initially designed in Cascade Lana Grande. It’s a super bulky… but not quite as big and badass as Crazy Sexy Wool!

Bonfire Project Details:

Pattern: Bonfire Blanket
Sizing: The completed blanket measures 74” long and 54” wide, I worked a total of 7 pattern repeats. For this uber-bulky version, I achieved a garter stitch gauge of 6.5 sts & 10 rows in 4″, on 15mm needles.  The cable pattern repeat measured 9.5″ long and 18″ wide.
Yarn: Wool and the Gang Crazy Sexy Wool in ‘magic mint’
Needles: While the pattern calls for 10mm needles, I used 15mm to achieve an ideal drape with this yarn, which is even bulkier than the yarn the pattern was designed in.

Bonfire Blanket

The Bonfire Blanket in progress… and my new little knitting companion! Check out the size of those stitches compared to her little fist!

A cozy and stunning addition to my home

I love this knit! Making something super bulky like this for the first time, I found the speed at which the knit progressed very satisfying. I now have a really beautiful blanket to keep the whole family cozy on cold Scottish winter nights, which I am sure will come again (too soon!). For complete project details, check out my Ravelry project page.

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Our cat Willow loves the new blanket too!

Bonfire Blanket

dog days of summer… and some easy little take-along knits

Putting super-chunky blankets aside for the moment… it’s HOT here on Vancouver Island where I’m enjoying a summer vacation with my family, hitting the beach every day.

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Alexa and her crew are adventuring through the Rockies; she’s just knit a Banff hat on the way to Banff… of course!

If you’re heading out to the cottage, or settling in to your favourite camp spot for these last lazy dog days of summer, we’ve got some littler (lighter) project suggestions for you! If it’s too hot to knit during the day (what?), you still may enjoy a couple leisurely hours after the sun has set, needles clicking while you laugh and joke with family and friends.

 Paddle by Tin Can Knits RT-ammolite-tmb-b

PK-lionsgate-tmbTorrent Socks by Tin Can KnitsBumble by Tin Can Knits

RT-grayling-tmb-bHUK-loch-tmbaTall Dark & Handsome hat

2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 22, 2016 4:23 pm

    Anything that is kitty approved has to be wonderful! Such a sweet babe and adorable kitten.

  2. Suzanne Dean permalink
    August 19, 2016 7:09 am

    When you try to enter for the contest for the blanket it won’t let you. It wants your country and has no spot to put it. disappointing.

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