Monday, August 25, 2008

The Purple Afghan

I finished this afghan last month. It took a few weeks to knit and I was having a problem because there had to be a crochet slip stitch done along the 'cross section' of the afghan and it took me a little while to figure it out. But I did figure it out and now Billie (my maid of honor) owns the afghan because she loves the purple. So, while it was probably headed towards the sale - it is in a happy home.
It was made with...oh, you know, Caron by the Pound in lavender, orchid and dark violet. Double strands of each. The pattern is from Classic Quick Knit Throws. It is the autumn one and I have to say though it was relatively quick, it wasn't easy. I think they rate it as intermediate level and I would have to agree.

Alas, I did not finish my afghan in time to medal for Ravelympics. I would have received two more medals had I finished, but it just wasn't to be. I picked up some new clients instead and I've had to put down all things knitting!

In fact, I must leave here and go back to my desk for a few hours of work before I can turn in. Hopefully, I will be in bed by 2!


Two Cables and a Frapp said...

I love this afghan. It's really an interesting combination of stitches they have chosen. I don't know what possessed them to add that crochet edging within the afghan but, I really like it. I love the colors you chose also.

Beverly said...

Thank you, ma'am. It was a fun knit (except for that crochet slip stitch in the middle) but it's happily found a home and I really am satisfied with just the photo for a memory!


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