So this has been finished for several months now, but its been packed away. now that I'm finally at college and all moved into my dorm room, the quilt just begged to be posted.
In my English AP class we had to have a senior project, something to reflect on your senior year of high school. So, being the obsessed crafter that I am, I decided to knit a quilt that I could use for college. The teacher was just thrilled with it (if anyone's interested, I got 100% on the project. the class is notoriously hard, and only, like, 5 of us got 100% out of about 100 kids).
So, some highlights first.
Skull & Crossbones Lace. This was my equivalent to Heart of Darkness. You see, when Marlow gets stranded and really really needs rivets to hold his crew together, yeah, this is that. Oh, and the heads on the posts too. I don't know if you can tell, but i totally screwed up the crossbones and had to pay attention like crazy afterward.
Skull & Crossbones Intarsia. Can't you tell i'm a pirate? I drew this out on graph paper, then shaded in the squares that I had to knit in the darker blue. Needless to say, I couldn't quite work the whole bobbin thing, so its kinda mangled. its really quite bumpy, but pirates aren't perfect.
Egyptian Cable. I was just experimenting, and I thought this one felt kinda egyptian to me. I dunno why, but its one of my favorite squares.
Anchor panel. This was for Hemingway & The Sun Also Rises. Not only was Ernest Hemingway an avid fisherman, but his novel, The Sun Also Rises, firmly anchored my grade in the class at an 85% first semester. I got a whopping 17/50 on the test.
great job, huh.
Dun. dun. dun. the little preview:
So.... whatcha think?
(edit) So I forgot to mention.... the entire thing is backed by really really soft fleece. its warmer than anything. I completed the whole thing in about 6 months while documenting every stitch that I completed. It was a lot of work, but totally worth it for my first real winter. and thanks for all the nice comments so far.