Brrr – the weather is fully winter here in Indiana. I’ve been working on an afghan for a loved one, and realized I don’t think I’ve posted anything about it.
Meet Exquisite, the cover project from Leisure Arts Big Book of Quick Knit Afghans. I’ve made several afghans from this book, and enjoy it very much. The projects are fairly easy, beautiful in design, and the instructions are clear and easy to follow. What makes the project “quick” is that every project is designed to knit with two strands at a time.
In this case, I’m mixing it up a bit (not that you can tell), by using one strand of Encore Tweed by Plymouth Yarn in color 1363 Oatmeal, and one strand Encore Worsted by Plymouth Yarn in color 0240 Taupe.
In a way, this is a “stash-buster” project – Both yarns were originally purchased for projects that went other directions. I did not have enough of either for an entire afghan, but plenty if I use one of each, and the results are quite nice.
I don’t think I’m half-way completed on this project, but it’s a good time of year to be working on afghans – keep warm and knit!