Wednesday, November 15, 2006

One Square at a Time

Well I've started another project. I used the rest of the Kureyon from the stocking project to knit a square for the Lizard Ridge Afghan. I've only done one square so far - but it was fun to knit. It was the first time I did short rows. I don't think I got all the wraps picked up correctly, but I don't see a bunch of holes all over the square. So I guess that is a good thing.

I haven't blocked the square either - I really like the bumpy lumpy texture as it is now. I don't think that will help when seaming blocks together though. I'm not sure how practical a wool afghan is that can't be washed. If it does get finished it will probably be hung on a chair or put in a drawer. It definitely will have to be kept away from Sherman. All his slobber would probably felt the entire thing.

I have no idea how long this will take to finish. I hope my log cabin afghan isn't an indication because I only have one square done for that. I've been thinking about not finishing the log cabin with individual squares, but just building on the one I have done. I'm hoping to work on that when I take some vacation over the holidays.

But back to this afghan... I'd like all the square to be different, so I think I'll just do one now and again when I have some Kureyon out for other projects.

6 comments:

Bezzie said...

I like the bumpiness too! But you're right, for such a nice yarn it would definately be a "special" afghan.

I'm on square 9 of my log cabin...it's been a snoozer but good mindless knitting. Your lizard ridge looks a bit more exciting and captivating!!!

Sarah said...

I love this pattern. Although that is a fair point about the felting - I've noticed I have to wash my sofa-snuggling blankets much more frequently now that I have a dog.

It will be so lovely when it is finished though, perhaps it will be worth thte special care.

Angela said...

Amazing how Kuryon is perfect for this pattern. Tried to tell the ladies at S,N,&H to check this one out, but I don't think they did. Nice job:)

Ang

Mom said...

Since you can't wash the square or it will felt- what about dry cleaning? Same outcome or not? I'm not very knowledgeable about yarns these days.
The square is really cool though....

Ava said...

Your first square looks great to me. I've found it to be totally addictive knit and I pick a couple skein whenever I find some on sale. Would it be possible to wash it in cold water without felting it?

Zonda said...

I like the bumpy's too! Nice square there!