Saturday, April 17, 2010


Hello readers (Bailey).

In my first real post on this blog thing, I'll talk about the only project I currently have underway: The Ripple Afghan. My brotha Murray gave me an afghan knitting kit for Christmas 2009 (really, I'm pretty sure my mom is the one who ordered it and paid for it but it was Murray's name on the tag). Included in this kit was the pattern, the freaking huge circular needles and about 8 balls of yarn, so it was a pretty sweet deal considering I'm too lazy/cheap to gather all those things for myself. It's currently April and I've almost got that sucker done, which is an impressive feat for me (someone who never finishes anything that they've started).

The colour is amethyst, as you can see from the picture. It currently measures 105cmx80cm, and I have 1.5 more balls of yarn to use up. The pattern is really quite easy if not a bit tedious, however I find it to be the best project to keep on the coffee table so I can knit while watching Grey's. Possibly my favourite thing about it is that it even works as an afghan before I've even completed it: I can drape it on my legs while knitting it so as to keep me warm in this horrendous spring we've been having. What a perfect situation!

I still have a couple more weeks of effort to put into it, but I think it will be well worth it. However, Bailey, I have a question for you: to tassel or not to tassel? I'm thinking the tassels would give it a more blanket-y vibe instead of just being a large knit rectangle, however, as my mom pointed out, tassels went out of style around 1976...thoughts?

Laterz! xox


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