Monday, December 12, 2005

Square 1

Hooray! I finally buckled down and worked on my first square for the afghan!

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It is the Ginette Belanger square and I really enjoyed it. The cable was interesting and I like the texture of the brambles on the side. The p3tog drove me a little nuts but the effect was worth it. I'm using Plymouth Encore after sitting down and thinking about wash and wear and I used size 6 Clover bamboo needles. :)

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Finally started!

After 2 false starts, I finally got my gauge right on the Meredith K. Morioka Square:

I am foreseeing a lot of starting and ripping to find the right needle sizes for the various squares. Luckily, I am using Lion Brand Wool-Ease ... not the best quality, but the yarn stays new even after several ripping. Besides, it is machine washable!

I am still undecided on which to start next.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Greetings from Australia!

Hello everyone, As soon as I saw this afghan, I knew I HAD to make it though it may be a slow process for me. As yet I do not have the patterns and have a friend in Indiana looking for me.

Then the next huge decision is which yarn to use! I know everyone has their favourite and Aussie yarns are classed in plys which makes it difficult for me to know what to get. I am sort of thinking about the Wool of the Andes Natural as it is a reasonable price for me to pay. Has anyone here used this for an afghan and if so, what did you think of it?

I live on a small cattle property in Queensland with lots of pets and of course cattle LOL. I love many crafts but favourite right now is rubber stamping. I look forward to charting my progress on the afghan on here WHEN I ever get started LOL!!

Cheers, Jean