Goodness. How did it get to be July already?

The kitchen is continuing along nicely. They started installing cabinets on Friday, so there’s only a few more weeks to go, which means I’m starting to get antsy because it’s so close that it’s hard to be patient for that much longer. In the meantime, I’ve been plowing slowly through a stack of Red Heart I’ve had in my stash for quite some time now, as part of my continuing effort to whittle the stash down a bit. That particular bin was pulled out of the yarn closet before the kitchen renovation started, so didn’t require any acrobatic efforts to work through the maze of boxes, random cabinet parts, a ceiling fan, and assorted furniture that now litter the floor of the guest room where the yarn closet is located.

I’d hoped that I’d be able to use up all the yarn making an afghan. This afghan, to be exact.


However, the first one only used up 4 of the 8 skeins. Yes, I did say ‘first’, there, didn’t I. What better way to continue with the oh-so-appropriate for hot weather knitting then by immediately casting on for Tilting Blocks afghan #2? Same pattern, same yarn – at least it’s easy to memorize. And the second one’s going much faster than the first. I’m already nearly finished with the second skein, and I only cast on a week or so ago. Taking the train down to the in-laws and back (three hours each way) for the 4th of July certainly helped, as has camping out in front of the television working our way through all eight seasons of Red Dwarf (which, after my recent birthday, we now own on DVD).

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5 Responses to Squared

  1. caitlyn says:

    Glad to hear that the kitchen is almost done!
    The afghan looks wonderful, and it’s GREAT that the second one is going faster!

  2. Amanda Page says:

    Is that from a Barbara Walker stitch directory? I keep meaning to buy those. Lovely afghan!

  3. Jenipurr says:

    Yes it is – and yes, you should definitely buy those books. I’ve had all kinds of fun pouring through the pages, playing with the different stitches.

  4. Joanne says:

    The colors are nice and what a great stitch pattern. I just had to go look it up in my copy of the book.

  5. Carolyn Wachel says:

    Please email me and let me know how to get the tilting blocks afghan pattern and also let me know what yarn was used. I love the colors.


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