Buenos Aries Throw FO

Last post for this one - I promise!

Pattern: "Bulky Throw" by Heidi Gustad
Source: Free Ravelry Download
Size: 45" x 52"
Yarn: Natural Argentinian Thick and Thin Wool Yarn
Source: Buenos Aries Yarn District November 2015
Colour: Natural, Undyed Cream
Needles: 15mm, 47" Circular
Start: December 29, 2015 Finish: February 27, 2016
Modifications: Added randomly placed rows of Reverse Stocking Stitch

This single ball of locally produced roving would have been a great souvenir for me of our visit to Buenos Aries last autumn but with My Beloved's encouragement (and the extra bag he tucked into his luggage to accommodate a larger yarn purchase) I brought home enough authentic, local yarn to make even better souvenirs we can all enjoy for years to come.

I hesitated to knit the yarn for this bulky throw right away as I loved just looking at it rolled in huge balls...

Then, after knitting the first couple of balls I let the project linger again as I enjoyed the sight of it in another room, tumbling out of this rustic basket...

When I finally knit it up the combined size of needles and yarn meant moving my whole arm from the shoulder for every stitch but the airy lightness of the yarn meant it wasn't as tiring as stitching Briggs and Little "Super" into a Double Knit Dog Mat.

It sure yielded something a whole lot loftier too!

Every step in the process was pure pleasure. Now, all finished, I couldn't be happier with the result. I love the way it looks.

'Had to encourage him to lie on this, then tell him to stay. It probably makes him feel hot just looking at it.

Everyone in the house loves the way it feels - like it has some kind of internal power source kicking out heat. I'm predicting arguments over who gets to use this one on cold winter nights!


Anonymous said...

Such beautiful results!
What a great souvenir of your BA trip.

Brendaknits said...

Lovely. Great souvenir.

TrishD said...

I remember seeing this yarn at your house. Loooooooove the blanket. And it matches the pooch too! Very nice job!

Steven said...
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Steven said...

Love it. And that last photo may be one of my favorite examples of white-on-white photography every!

Needles said...

Oh wow. That looks really great. Any squabbles over it, you get the deciding vote. Fantastic.