Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Lizard Ridge afghan - seamed and ready for a finished edge

Yesterday I finished sewing in all the ends left from seaming. This is a VERY LARGE afghan because I decided to use 36 squares instead of 24. It's more like a blanket.

(I really like the way the stripes meet and change colors from square to square!)

Despite my lack of crocheting skills - and the fact that I've never learned to crochet - I practiced the crocheted edge on an old swatch (the one I made for Dad's Aran cardigan) last night. At least, I practiced what I think was indicated by the pattern. I'm probably all wrong, but Elizabeth Zimmermann said that a mistake repeated is a pattern, so as long as I continue to repeat any mistake(s), I should be okay.

This book, Beginner's Guide to Crochet by Pauline Turner, was extremely helpful.

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Blogger Good Yarns said...

I can't tell you how much I like that afghan. It is gorgeous.

12:15 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Thanks, Julie - and the best part was that it was fun to knit!

12:24 PM  
Blogger Donna Boucher said...

I love it!!!!

I can't remember, did you have all that Noro left over???
How could you have so much left over? Or did you buy the yarn?

4:11 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Donna, I bought the Noro for this afghan, but I had a few skeins that I'd bought for two other projects, too. I used it all, then I used the scraps from 4 skeins to make two more squares so that I'd have 36 in all. I'll have to use the rest of my scraps for a hat or two!

5:32 PM  
Blogger Tracy Batchelder said...

Beautiful! Your crochet edge looks good.

7:16 AM  
Blogger Jan said...

That afghan is beautiful. Such patience and determination, Laura!

9:10 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

It really is amazing. Very impressive work!

1:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The afghan looks great. Can't wait to see it with the edging.


7:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, kiddo, looks great! I'm jealous of all of your apparent knitting time. Could it be the Alabama air ?!? One can hope!

9:18 AM  

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