Friday, November 28, 2008

Fabulous. Absolutely.

Yay! I finally finished knitting my mother's Absolutely Fabulous Throw, after 10 months of knitting. I started this beast way back in January, made fairly good progress on it during the winter, then put it away once the weather started warming up. Then some chilly weather descended upon us in October, so out came the blanket again. And now it's done at last!

Colinette Ab Fab Antique Throw_04

This is Colinette's Absolutely Fabulous Throw in the Antique colourway. I was under the impression that they stopped selling these in the U.S. a while back, and started selling other (similar) throw kits, but I think I've still seen some of these kits around so I don't really know what's happening.

Colinette Ab Fab Antique Closeup_01

After having experienced this finished product I dearly want one of these for myself, but I'm not sure I could bring myself to do all that knitting again. It's the mohair (3 different colourways) that really got to me. As well as the Fandango (chenille, ugh).

Colinette Ab Fab Antique Closeup_02

All that mohair makes this a very very warm blanket, though. Almost as good as having a purring kitty sitting on your lap.

Colinette Ab Fab Antique Closeup_04

My mom and I bought this kit together, so it's not exactly a surprise present. I hope she uses it, especially since it's basically the most awesome blanket ever.

15 comments:

Gisselle said...

Love the color combinations…. too have got beautiful colors in knitting yarn through Joann Fabrics.

Karen said...

Yay! It looks awesome!! I think it would be a crime if your mom didn't use it (I'm sure she will). Just be careful that Sophie doesn't fall in love with it first! :D

I know what you mean about the mohair though. It's one of those things that's great when the project is finished, but hard to work with. Maybe you can ask your mom to knit one for you? Haha!

Sherry said...

It does look fabulous. I'm impressed that you mangaged to get it done in 10 months. Your Mom will love it!

Alice said...

Oh my, it looks amazing! I remember when you posted about this WIP a long time ago. I'm so excited to see it finished and it looks even better than I anticipated!!!

Marie said...

It's beautiful! I love the different colors, the texture and the pattern. Your mother is very lucky.

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