October 2, 2013

Knitting an afghan

Last week's Wool Lover Blog Hop got me in the mood for knitting some more... I am almost done with my first pair of socks (will post pictures soon).

On Saturday I started knitting an afghan. It is a sampler type, so I will learn different stitches with each 12" block. The block on the left is my first one. I am using circular needles and yarn I had from a previous project that never materialized...

Mary Rich Goodwin (see my interview with her here) is teaching our knitting group. Most of the ladies have already made many of them, but three of us joined the group last Saturday and started with the easier ones.

Don't expect perfection... I have not knitted like this in a long time, except for a couple of beenies in July (see posts here and here) and one which I finished last week for my 12-year-old (gotta catch him so I can take a picture and post it!!!).

I was having so much fun that I decided to work on the second block, and here it is on the right. The color palette includes rose, blue, cream, off-white, and green. There will be 25 blocks, I think, but I may make two afghans out of them, and a pillow with the 25th block.

I will need to wait a couple of weeks before I get the pattern for the next block. In the meantime, I will finish the first pair of socks and, hopefully, start the second one as I bought yarn for three pairs.

Knitting and crochet, along with embroidery, are great crafts to work on while waiting for things to happen: husband to come home for dinner, kids to finish their homework, doctor to see you...

How about you, what have you been up to this week?

1 comment:

  1. I love your sampler blocks Denise. What a great take along project.


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