Monday, October 19, 2009

I finished my last square!

Wow! I combined the Great American Afghan and Great American Aran Afghan, and finally, after two years, completed 30 squares - it's really big. Blocking took a really long time - some of them were much smaller than they should have been, and some were at quite a rakish angle.

I spent last night basting the squares together, and will begin the actual sewing today. They actually seemed to fit together pretty well when basted, so I'm hopeful the afghan will look as it should. Of course, the border will probably take another month or so, but it would be really cool if I could give myself the afghan for Christmas.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

A new member

I´m Reni from Austria, 40 years old, three sons. I´ve been knitting a lot when I was younger, but mostly cardigans, pullovers etc. Now I began again - and I am totally addicted to do lace and - the GAAA. I fell in love with it when I saw it the first time.
A few days ago I finally got my yarn - cascade 220 - and today I had some free minutes to start the first square. I choosed Hanna Burns because it was told to be one of the easiest. Ujujujuj - I wonder how the more difficult squares will be???
I succeeded to do 11 rows today, and my fingers are nearly broken. I´m afraid how the other squares will be? and wonder if I will ever succeed to finish the afghan :((
However, it is a great fun to knit the pattern!! and the wool is perfect.
So I hope to hear from you and not to desperate with my aran!!
Greetings from Austria