Wednesday, August 11, 2004
In the Heat of the Night
Yep, that's when I worked on the afghan-from-hades. It was hot in July and I was pleased to finally call it done:
The pattern is in Big Needle Afghans published by House of White Birches (the Knitting Digest folks, but please don't hold that against them). It's the pattern called Ruble Red that is pictured in Brown Sheep Prairie Silks (72% wool/18% mohair/10% silk), but I am nothing if not practical and the intended recipient has a teenager (male), so I used Lion Brand Homespun in Everglade instead. Homespun tends to stripe. You can't see it very well in this photo, but the stripes are pretty obvious in real life.
The stitch is sort of open and cabled. I seem to have a theme going with that too! It should be warm and cuddly.
And first prize for afghans is $6. There's no accounting for it, is there? First prize for a grown-up sweater is $2 and there's a lot more work involved in knitting a sweater!
Thanks, but it looks better on film than in person. Homespun is the spawn of satan. It squeeks when you knit it and fuzzes and pills with use. There is no earthly reason (except that the colors are so pretty see www.lionbrand.com) for it to exist.Post a Comment