Friday, January 20, 2006


After knitting my way through the Steelers vs Colts game, 5 episodes of Babylon 5, You've got Mail and Australian Open my Great American Aran Afghan was completed very late last night. It has been 13 months, 17 skeins of Cascade, numerous hours and been great fun most of the time. Here is a picture from late last night hence the bad quality, it will be replaced by a better one later.

Here is a better picture of the squares before the border.

I really enjoyed this project and been in a happy mood all day. A group of Danish knitters just started an Afghan along and several are knitting GAAA. FYI some have had problems getting the pattern, it seems to be out of print now.
It will be a while before I use white wool again, unless it is homespun, and I have signed up for a cabling without a cable needle class. Oh yes, I have to sew the squares for a baby afghan together next week ;-)


Jean said...

Ulla, Your afghan looks gorgeous! That must be wonderful feeling to have achieved such a feat. I wonder sometimes whether I will be able to tackle such a project but guess a challenge is good for us all!! I have managed to find the pattern book online and have ordered it but getting it sent by slow mail from the US so will not have it for a couple of months. Plenty of time to choose and buy my yarn!!

Congratulations on your finished project!!! Jean

wittyknits said...

Congratulations! It looks fantastic!

I absolutely know what you mean about the white wool. I was all about color for several months after finishing mine.

Good job!

Micky said...

It is beautiful! Congratulations.