Wednesday, July 13, 2011

This is Going to Take Me a While

I have been knitting for about 35 years now...and besides a few baby blankets, I have never knit an afghan. It just never really came about. Until now.

I was originally going to make a "stash" blanket and use up tons of yarn that I have from leftover projects. But I came across this pretty green yarn at Michael's and so the stash project will have to wait. With our 10 hour drive to and from the beach a few weeks ago, I thought that it would be the perfect time to start. But first I had to find a pattern. There are no less than of a zillion of them I think. But I settled on the "Linus". It is only a 3 row pattern that is pretty easy to remember.

In case you're interested..... You need a worsted weight yarn and a size 10 circular needles.

Directions: For a large afghan cast on 210 sts., for a small one cast on 144 sts. Pattern is a multiple of 11 sts. + 1.

Row 1: K1, *yo, K3, K2 tog, K2 tog, K3, yo, K1. Repeat from* to end.

Row 2: Purl

Row 3: Knit

Repeat rows 1-3 until desired lenghth.

I actually didn't start it until the ride home. And after an hour or so, had only an inch or two done. My hubs made the comment that he thought it was going to take a long time to finish. Ya THINK????????? I'm am knitting away on it, a little bit every day....I still don't know who I will give it to, or maybe I will keep it for myself???? That would be a major treat!


Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Oh, I love to knit. It's so relaxing. I wish I had more time for it.

Joy Beadworks said...

You need to keep it sister! After untold hours, you'll be the only one to appreciate the effort!