While I was making the baby blanket that's in my last post, I got an idea for making a Christmas afghan. I had visions of a beautiful, colorful afghan that I could pull out year after year to drape over a chair or sofa and curl up with during those cold, blustery days of Christmas. I searched and searched for a pattern I liked and finally decided on this one from Drops Designs. The pattern is also on Ravelry.
This is my first square. I followed the instructions with the color placement but I think I'll do my own thing and mix it up a little bit for the other squares.
This is how it's supposed to look.
I REALLY like this version. It's soooo pretty!
|photo by Ravelry member CascadeKnitter|
These are the colors I chose. I know turquoise isn't a traditional Christmas color but I thought it went well with the red and green. I might regret it later but for now that's what I'm going with.
Someone contacted me yesterday and asked me to make a custom order for Christmas so this afghan might not get finished before Christmas. I still have a few days before the yarn I ordered for my custom order arrives in the mail so I'll continue to work on this until it gets here.
On another note, I still pick up my needles and practice my knitting every time I get a short break. It's going good. I'm getting better at it. My stitches are still a little wonky but it's a lot better than it looked a few weeks ago. I'm finally getting the rhythm of it and my hands don't cramp anymore which I think is a good sign of progress.
Til next time,