Wednesday, January 30, 2008

New to GAAAAaaa

Hi! My name is Cathy. I'm new to this blog (and blogging), new to GAAAAaaaa (did I get that right?), and new to knitting all things Aran. I'm so excited to join this group of knitters as I have always had this lingering interest in the challenge of Aran knitting and can just picture a beautiful afghan in my home, then perhaps in my daughter's (if I ever finish the first one)! Listen to that -- talk about being excited to knit an Aran afghan; I'm already planning my second one! So does anyone have any words from experience to share about getting started with this project? I have ordered the "GAAA" book and will get started as soon as I receive it and have purchased my yarn. Can I search this blog for types of yarn used or can anyone share with me your favorite type of yarn and amount needed for an afghan? I don't know how blogs work, so I'll leave my email address in case that is the way for someone to respond -- help in this regard would be appreciated as well -- Thanks for your patience and help with this new blogger and GAAA knitter! BTW, for all you Ravelers, I can be found there as cajanoon as well.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

excited about this project!

Hi, all. I'm just starting this afghan...already, I can't wait to give it to my daughter for Christmas! I finished a couple squares, and am kind of stuck on the Dagmara Berztiss square right now. But it's a challenge, and I'm going to get through it! I'm glad to have found others working this same project!

Monday, January 07, 2008

Happy New Year!

I know it's a little late but I wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year while it's still January!

One of my resolutions is to finish my GAAA by December 31st. I've got 3 squares done so far and many other projects on my list but I think I might be able to do it. I already have the yarn so that's a step in the right direction!

Anyone else trying to do the same?