September 17, 2005

Bigger than socks

It hasn't all been just sock knitting around here. This past week I also finished off Hot Waffles, the amazingly pink afghan I was making for my little niece. Azzie apaprently figured since he was so much help while I was knitting it (ha!), he should help me photograph it too.

The pattern is based on Yarn Harlot's baby blanket (and go there to get a better idea of how the eyelet squares look, because I couldn't get a decent picture of it), except I did a moss stitch border instead of a garter stitch border, plus I did all my decreases as ssk instead of switching off each row, because I actually rather like the way it makes the eyelets look like continuous diagonal rows between the open and closed squares. Oh, and obviously I used a different yarn (Red Heart Kids, colorway Dream Girl) and made it bigger. But otherwise, same pattern. Really.

I also unbound the end of the basketcase afghan and have been reworking that, since I found that extra skein of yarn. I'd have that done by now, except that Richard mentioned he really wanted a messenger bag, so I showed him Knitty's Satchel, and made him pick out the color yarn he wanted, and it arrived Wednesday from (I'm using their Peruvian Highland Wool) so I cast on immediately because he really wants this bag soon. It'd boring knitting, because of course it is a huge sack made entirely of stockinette, but we have been watching two or three episodes of season one of Lost each night this week, so mindless knitting fits quite well with this sort of TV.

Posted by Jenipurr at September 17, 2005 09:06 PM

That blanket it absolutely adorable.
I will have to remember that colorway for my neices Christmas present. Whatever that might end up being.
Post photos of the completed satchel, if you don't mind. I've been tossing around the idea of making one, but still haven't decided.

Posted by: Roseann at September 24, 2005 07:30 AM