Thursday, February 28, 2008

Square #4

Square 4

I guess I forgot to post this one. Sorry for not blocking it off before taking the photo. It did come out quite nicely. But you will have to take my word for it :-)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Square #3 - Basketweave

Square 3
The third square of the KAL afghan took me a few days to complete. After finishing one group of stitches, I wanted to avoid any mistakes so I left it at that. After a while I realized it was a fairly easy pattern to follow. I look forward to starting #4 today.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Square 2 Photos

s2b
s2
In the middle, I got distracted so I had to redo a row. Oh well...

Thursday, February 14, 2008

New Project - Afghan

square 1b
square 1a
I was finally able to join in the KAL I joined a few weeks ago. It is one that uses Barbara G. Walker's Learn to Knit Afghan book. The book recommends using wool for this project. I am using acrylic for three reasons. 1) I am not that a knitter and didn't want to practice on expensive wool. 2)We live in Hawaii and it would be too hot to use. 3)It is easier to pop into our local Walmart when I need more yarn.

If this project turns out well, then I will do the next one in wool.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Joining a New Ball of Yarn

H/T to Teresa, our afghan KAL group mom who shared this video with us.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Finally Finished - Dishcloth Blanket

blanket 2
blanket 1On Friday, I finally finished my son's blanket. As you can see, it fits his twin bed perfectly. I am pleased with the way it turned out although, I can see a lot of places where I should have been more careful.

Now, I can finally join in the Learn to Knit Afghan KAL as well as starting my DH's dishcloth blanket. And, to think my New Year's resolutions were to try knitting socks and sweaters. For now, those projects are on the back burner.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008