Friday, January 7, 2011

It's Been A Long Time

It's been a long time since I have done any posting on my blog here, mostly because I forgot I had signed up here and then when I was reminded I had started here I couldn't find my info.
So despite my forgetfulness, senior moment or what have you, I hope to be better at it.
This is a photo of the round afghan I made late last summer for my Victorian flavored home and also entered it in our local county fair.
It's an English design and was found in two separate issues of Simply Knitting which is published in the UK but can be found in some craft stores in the U.S.
Knitting in the round can be intimidating the first time you try it but like any art form, the more you do it, the easier it will become. The first item I ever knit in the round was a pair of over the knee cabled socks from Debbie Bliss' first issue of her magazine. I love those socks and have knit hundreds of pair since that first one.
This afghan is knit with Fisherman's Wool from Lion Brand. I would say it is an intermediate skill pattern. The center of the design is knit in the round, then cast off. The outer edging is knit back and forth and then sewn on when completed.
I think it is one of the most beautiful things I have ever made.