Saturday, September 17, 2005

I'm crazy - and in love

I just got the book, The Great American Aran Afghan, a compilation of all the original articles from Knitter's magazine a few years ago. The blocks are a result of a contest, sort of like my 1st sock book, Socks, Socks, Socks. It includes instructions for 24 12" x 12" squares to make an afghan and pillows. Since my 'other' love is 6'3", rather than use 20 squares for the afghan and 4 for accent pillows, I plan to add another row of squares to make it longer. 4 feet wide and 6 feet long, plus border.... I am NOT crazy!!!

The pattern called for 20 skeins of Plymouth Encore, a 75% acrylic, 25% wool blend with 200 yards per skein. I was thinking 100% wool, but figured it was going to be a monster sized blankie and utter madness to hand wash. I lucked out at my 2 local JoAnn's. Between them, I got 22 skeins of Wool-Ease, all the same dyelot, 197 yards per skein in the off white Fisherman color.

I've done about 1 1/2 inches of one of the 5 blocks labeled 'easiest'. I added this to my Knitting Goals for this lifetime. Even though I've balled up my skeins of lace weight alpaca for a lace shawl, that project will have to slide to NEXT school year, or maybe the year after that...

I have to stop falling in love with new projects and remain 'true' to the ones I've started.


Hilari said...

Hi Tania!

It was nice meeting you today! Thanks again for the magazines!

spaazlicious said...

Hey Tania;

It was good to see you again...I look forward to you livening up my workday.

I dig those cabled socks and your sock monster. I think I'm going to try knitting Jessica's Falling Leaves Socks, and since I haven't done too many socks, I may scream for help in your direction. ;)

kimberly said...

"I have to stop falling in love with new projects and remain 'true' to the ones I've started."-So true, don't we all??

Knitcrazy said...

Oh Godh...
Now you are making me want to make this afghan.. Your Cable socks.. a cardi..
All this added to my other WIPS... yikes