Friday, May 27, 2011

Winding down


My sister's blanket is nearly finished. I have the ends to weave. She isn't one for fringe, so I won't be doing that. Seems I should do something. Maybe crochet a border? Maybe put 4 big tassells on the four corners. Any ideas?

It is big and drapey and very soft.


The yarn is SMART superwash. Made by: SandnesGarn. The Pattern is the Cape Cod Shawl from the Prayer Shawl Companion book. Easy peasy 3x3 ribs on big needles. The cost of the project, around 130.00.
My sister bought the yarn. I tried to talk her into something less costly, but she was set on getting the yarn then and there. It is really going to be a snuggly soft blanket for her.

Besides the finishing ,there is the transport to Minnesota costs. Any ideas for cost - saving here? I may have to wait until someone is driving up to see her, to get it there. I imagine cost will be pretty pricey whether USPS or UPS or Fed Ex. Hmmmm. Thoughts? Ideas???

THANKS. ( I will be announcing a contest sometime soon...stay tuned! I just have to figure out
the simple details. ) Happy Weekend to you all. Enjoy . Here's to sunshine

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10 comments:

Nancy said...

Personally, I wouldn't add a border or tassels unless your sister requests it. She may prefer having it just as it is. (I would) It looks wonderfully soft. Nice Job!

No matter the carrier, I estimate it will cost about $15 - 20+ to send.

Channon said...

Great job!! That's quite a project. The Knight has an afghan I knitted for him, and he has no border at all, because that's how he wanted it.

sapphireblue said...

I like it the way it is. Very pretty!

Lynneb said...

I think a row of pom poms across the ends would be so funky and cute!

Grace said...

the blanket is beautiful, I love the colors and the pattern,

The largest flat rate box at the post office? Shipping can be a bother!!!

Can;t wait to see what contest you have up your sleeve

happy weekend my pretend friend!

Judy S. said...

Wow, you sure finished that fast! I agree with Nancy and wouldn't do anything more unless your sis asks. My DS who mails lots of stuff with his business says the post office is the cheapest....personally, I'd want to hand deliver it to see my sis's reaction. I know that's not always an option though......

Anonymous said...

Love the blanket just as it is.

Dee said...

I'm another one voting for just the way it is.

I don't know how big it is folded up, but what about those prepaid boxes from the postal service.

kathy b said...

WEll, thank you all tremendously for your LEAVE IT AS IT IS, comment suggestions. So be it. I didnt want to work on it anymore anyhow. THe ends are woven in. Now to wait until next week after I work this weekend, and gently put it in the mail....I think we agreed that will be mose cost effectvie! THANKS YOU GUYS!

kathy b said...

WEll, thank you all tremendously for your LEAVE IT AS IT IS, comment suggestions. So be it. I didnt want to work on it anymore anyhow. THe ends are woven in. Now to wait until next week after I work this weekend, and gently put it in the mail....I think we agreed that will be mose cost effectvie! THANKS YOU GUYS!

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