Sunday, September 27, 2015
So, here is some information on the afghan. I am using Ashford Tekapo 8 ply wool. I am using 5 mm needles, because I am a tight knitter and with the cables in the pattern, I want a slightly looser fabric. 383 stitches, and the patterns I am using are Wavy Cable-from The Harmony Guide to Knitting Stitches, page 56. Cable Squares-The Harmony Guide to Knitting Stitches, page 42. Tilting Ladder-www.knittingfool.com Thick and Thin Basket-Maria Parry-Jones The Knitting Stitch Bible, page 59. Cabled Goat-Half-Assed Knit Blog Angel Wings-www.craftcookie Robo Stitch 1-www.craftcookie Mountain Peaks-www.craftcookie I am using two colours. But can't show a picture of the second colour yet, as I have it on order. Will put up pictures when I have both colours. I have no idea how much yarn it is going to take, that is part of the adventure. 😉
But I am here for now. It is 3:56am, here in New Zealand, and the RWC is on. We are watching the Canada/Italy game at the moment. The two I really want to see are South Africa/Samoa, and England/Wales. I feel sorry for the Samoans, what with SA coming off their shock loss to Japan. Anyway, I have designed an Afghan. It is going to be called New Beginnings. I have no pictures, yet, but will post them as I progress. I have never done this before, so it is an adventure. I am knitting this for my beautiful younger sister, and she got naming rights. She has no idea of the patterns I have picked, and not seen the colour, either.