I've been finding time lately to make like a little ol' granny plying my needles and yarn working on the afghan I'm knitting.
There was a time (I think about 40-some . . . no, closer to 45 or 50 . . . years ago) when I was on a real afghan kick and knit quite a few of them which I inflicted on various people as gifts. I didn't keep track of how many I made, but I'll bet I'd be surprised if somehow I could see them all lined up together now.
But back to this current one.
I picked up a knitting magazine this summer showing this particular pattern and it really appealed to me. (Gawd-awful choice of colors in the magazine, but I knew I could change that.)
It's made in five strips which are sewn (or woven) together. This is the first strip I've finished. The afghan is done in five different colors and with my daughter's input one day, I chose an off-white, a black, a lovely gray, a forest green and a soft cocoa brown. Each strip is made up of four rectangles, each supposedly 10" x 15". I'm close to the 15" in the length of each rectangle but I'm going to have to do some blocking to get the consistent 10" width.
I started with the off-white yarn and this pattern. There are five different patterns for the five different colored blocks.
Here's the black but, of course, you can't really see the pattern in it. (I couldn't see it while I was knitting it either!)
I'm not particularly fond of the color gray, but really like this shade and how it looks with my other chosen colors. (This picture doesn't show the color as it is in reality.)
This pattern in the green was the most complicated to knit in that I did have to keep track of the 18 row pattern.
Brown is the fifth color and the first block of the second row of strips.
The afghan should measure approximately 50" x 60" when finished.
I'm really enjoying the process (it's good to be doing some knitting again) and now that I've learned all five patterns, it should go a little faster. I just have to find the time to sit . . . and knit!
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