An alternate title for this post would be:
“And now…for something completely different.”
I use it every once in while…just to keep things interesting!
In addition to making things out of wood, I also like to make things out of yarn. My knitting mojo has been absent for the past year or so, with only a few tiny little projects coming off the needles. However, back in April I went into a cute yarn shop in Mt. Vernon, WA, with a friend, and it was one of those good yarn shops, you know? One that had all sorts of sample projects out to ooh and aah over, and to fall in love with.
Well, fall I did…and I fell hard. The shop had a sample afghan made up from Brooklyn Tweed’s Girasole pattern. It was gorgeous, and I wanted it!
Wanted to make it, that is!
If you’ve ever knitted, you know that good yarn doesn’t come cheap. I bought about the cheapest good yarn I possibly good (Cascade 220), but it still cost over $80 for this project.
I justified it by making this afghan as a gift for my mother’s birthday (she doesn’t read blogs, so I’m not spoiling anything here).
I am so pleased with how this turned out. It took me about a month to knit, but I didn’t get bored of it because the pattern changed frequently. It’s just over 5 feet in diameter, so a nice lap- or back-of-the-couch size.
Am I tempted to keep it for myself? Yes, ma’am.
But I won’t.