Monday, August 28, 2006

New addition to blog

Hi everybody,

I'm new to this blog (actually new to any blog). I ordered the pattern to the "Great American Aran Afghan" last week, after discovering it in an old copy of "Knitter's Magazine". Reading all the entries here has been very entertaining and has made me wanting to start the project as soon as possible. Unfortunately, there is one small hitch: I need to finish my current project first (see picture), which is a Aran sweater for a friend who is 6 foot 5! I'm working on the front of the body right now and can't wait to start with the shoulder straps, as I have never used this technique before. The pattern is from knitpicks (link to pattern).
I have been knitting since I was 6 years old and I'm always on the lookout for new challenges. This aran afghan seems to be quite up my alley, since every square is different, which should keep my interest. Thank you all for your tips and tricks, joining this at a later stage definitely has it's advantages.

Happy knitting!

Saturday, August 12, 2006


I finally finished my afghan last weekend, but have been too busy to post about it until now. I must say, it feels like the end of a marathon! That's thirty squares and twenty-two feet of border there. For those wondering about its size, it's a (very late) wedding present for my sister and brother-in-law, and I wanted them to be able to snuggle under it together.

It actually took less yarn than I thought; only 23 balls of the Encore (I had bought 25, and have been terrified for the last year that that wasn't enough). More details about the finished afghan here.