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Friday, February 13, 2009

At Last!

It's done, it's done, it's D.O.N.E. This is the last square of the Great American Aran Afghan. Whoo Hoo!

This is the Janet Martin Square which is cables surrounding a fish. The fish is supposed to have a bobble eye, but I wanted to leave it open to interpretation. I'm thinking without the bobble eye, it looks like a pineapple which is a little more appealing to me.

All 20 squares are done and now comes the job of sewing them all together and putting on the border.

As you know, 20 of us having been working very hard on this gorgeous afghan for 20 months! I can't tell you that all 20 knitters have finished, but many have. It was a great project to hone everyone's knitting skills. We've learned every cable possible, how to read charts every which way, and every kind of increase and decrease. An unexpected new skill was how to recognize pattern mistakes (and there were many). Everyone involved is now a professional ripper and frogger and as we put it together everyone's finishing skills will be incredible.

Needless to say, we are going to have one heck of a party very soon.

Now on the needles (yes I know, something new again) is the beautiful Santa Fe Wrap by Carol Lapin. Ten of us are working on this wrap as a Knitalong. It's a mighty fast knit and incorporates both mosaic and shadow knitting. Here's a picture of the front:

And here's a picture of my back which is complete:

It's pretty nice, isn't it?

I've just published the March Class Schedule and we've got some very fun things going on. Lace, Technique Workshops, Amigurumi, a Felted Bag, oh my! Check them all out here.


Blogger Knitterary said...

If you turn that square upside down, it looks like a pineapple, a traditional symbol of hospitality and welcome. Seems like a good symbol for an afghan. :)

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