Friday, August 29, 2008


This particular square had many different stitches to do in it: YO, CABLES, and BOBBLES etc... I enjoyed doing this square it was a lot of fun. One square done and about 20 more to go!!! I have chosen Wendy Sacks square to do next.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Alice Starmore Square

I finished the square inspired by Alice Starmore's Inishmaan sweater. It is from her book, "Fishermen's Sweaters".

I only have 3 more squares to go. The next square will be based on a pattern from my new book, "A Fine Fleece".

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

15 and16 Are Finished

I have finished the 15th square which was designed by Ada Fenick.

It was an easy knit on 5mm needles. I added two reverse stocking stitches between the garter stitches and the celtic braid on each side to give it a bit more width. Only 5 squares to go!

I'm quite pleased with the next square which I designed. The trailing leaves up the middle were surprisingly easy to execute. On the bottom left I went the wrong way with the second leaf so I just copied the 'design feature' on the top right.

These designs are from the Leisure Arts book "50 Fabulous Knit Stitches". The patterns of the square I'm currently knitting are also from this book - 2 types of trailing vines and leaves. I hope to finish them today.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Two Completed Squares

Here are my first two completed squares. I'm knitting my afghan with Plymouth Yarn Galway Highland Heather (made in Peru :-)) in a lovely pale green. It's 100% wool and I love working with it with bamboo needles. I invested in a more expensive yarn since this project is so much work (for me anyways!). I'm making it for my boyfriend and myself to commemorate our trip to Ireland last year that inspired me to try some Aran patterns that I was terrified of! These are Dana Hurt and Ann Strong's squares, and I finished Ginger Smith's square today as well, but it's being blocked. I was initially panicked that the squares were so narrow, but they've blocked beautifully to 12x12 so far. I'm even feeling brave enough to design a few squares of my own. I welcome comments, and any advice from you brave folks who have gone before me in this project!