I joined a KAL. It's called A Year in a Blanket and the idea is to knit one square a month for a year and by the end of the year, you'll have enough to make an afghan. There are some amazing ideas and squares being made. You should go check it out. I need immediate gratification so knitting a whole afghan was never for me. I know my limits and it would end up stuffed in a closet, never to be finished and I would always feel guilty about it. I figure that if I don't finish this one, I can still make pillows. But what to make? Well I've always loved cables and the aran sweater look so I pulled out my copy of Harmony Guide Cables and Arans edited by Erika Knight and spent an enjoyable snowy Saturday afternoon on the couch looking and deciding. I came up with my first square, Woven Diagonals, although Mr. Truck says I knit a lattice.
It's about 12 inches square so if I make twelve of them I think it will be a nice size for sitting on the couch. And it only took a couple of evenings so I got my immediate gratification.
The yarn is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Cloud. Very affordable for something of this size. Now to decided what I should do for February.
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