Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Since I have been well enough to read and knit the past few days I thought I would join in on this weeks Yarn Along hosted By Ginny at Small Things.
I could stand it no longer I needed a good book. So I gave in and went to a local bookstore to get a copy of The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I love it already and read the first five chapters before falling asleep.
The knitting project I am working on is the "Star Afghan" by Sandra Daignault from the book Knitter's at Home. I don't know if it is pregnancy brain or what but it took me a long time to figure out how to get this blanket started. For some reason I could not grasp the circle cast on, and wasn't ending up with the right number of stitches at the beginning of the pattern. Finally I You Tubed "circle cast- on" and watched the video about 50 times and then finally got cast on, sheesh. Then when I didn't get the right number of stitches I just kept going anyway intuitively and I soon caught back up to the pattern. Now I am finally on track, the pattern is easy to remember and it is a pretty fun knit. But it takes a lot of concentration(not my strong point a.t.m.) to remember where I am at in the pattern and the rows are getting longer and longer. Also I am not sure of my yarn choice for this project. I am thinking maybe a softer yarn would have been better since I was intending this to be a baby blanket. Maybe I will make another. Sounds nuts? maybe, but if you peek on Ravelry there are several "Star Afghans" by the same knitters. Gotta hold on when you find a good thing:)