missoni / by jen geigley

I'm a sucker for color, so I'm completely infatuated with the knitwear in the Missoni 2011 resort collection. (Isn't it so good?!) 
And call me crazy, but I love these wacky neon clunky-heeled shoes, too. (photo from vogue.com)
So, while I won't likely be wearing any of these splendidly colorful garments, I have become motivated to finally knit this Missoni chevron blanket (pattern and photo by Kelly Kingston.)
I've got a rainbow of yarn all ready to go. I wanted to keep this blanket economical and also wanted to use natural fibers, so I knew I had to find yarn that came in 100% wool in lots of different colors. And that's why it was a no-brainer to go with Knit Picks Wool of the Andes.
I ordered 18 skeins in wonderland heather, grass, avocado, mist, orange, williamsburg, fairy tale, rouge, cranberry, caution, white and coal. Quite a few of the colors I wanted were on sale, and my total (with shipping) was only $35! (Proving that the DIY version of Missoni is a little bit more affordable than buying it at Neiman Marcus.)