Saturday, October 3, 2009

Knit Vase

Are you enjoying Moments of Delight?

This is my
700th blog post!

Remember my "I knit scarves" proclamation?
Well, a friend came over one evening to knit and ended up talking me into making something for the house. She suggested a lap blanket, I countered with a vase.

I told her that essentially wanted to knit a cover for a coffee can. She then "did the math" (based on the gauge of stitches per inch) on how many stitches should fit snugly around the can and where the knit/purl stitches should be to create a rib. She started me "knitting in the round" for the first time on circular needles and the rest is history.

This project took about 2 hours to knit and I absolutely love it! The master plan was to buy cockscomb (real flowers!) at the farmer's market in complimentary shades. Don't these real flowers look like felted wool ones?

I have this bouquet in my living room and it looks spectacular!


LillyB said...

700 Post? Oh my goodness that is unbelieveable Anne!! And Thank you for every single one of them...I often mention them to my friends. (Noone here has heard of corn flavored Ice Cream! But I told them you said it was really good!)
Keep those post coming girlfriend! I have learned so much from you and it is quite possible this is the only way I will ever visit Paris too! Have a blessed day and here is to many many more post and books and adventures!!

Anne Reeves said...

Thank you, Lilly. That means the world to me.