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WIP: Afghan Halfway Point!

Written by Sarah on February 4th, 2011 Posted in afghan, knits

Wow! So it’s really all happening. I thought this process would be a lot more frustrating and arduous but it has been really pleasant and beautiful. It’s coming together so quickly, I can’t believe it!

Last week I knit the bigger squares that you saw in my last post. Once I had a good stack of them, I decided to start putting the pieces together. I was reading about this pattern on Ravelry and after hearing how other knitters were spending an eternity weaving ends in, I thought that I should get started.

Putting the pattern together has been pretty simple. It’s required a lot of seaming research on my part. It’s not just about sewing garter stitched pieces together but most of the time rows face different directions and I have to put them together differently than just doing an invisible seam. (I’m definitely going to have to post about that because I felt like I was a little in the dark about it all.)

I’m really glad I started putting this together early on. It’s really exciting to watch the whole thing grow and doing it a little at a time is so much easier to swallow.

This is where I was last week.

Doesn’t look like much.

This is after another week of non-stop stitching.

But, oh my goodness, so many ends! Each color has two ends that I’m weaving in, not to mention when I’ve changed to a new skein of yarn! I’m a weaving-in machine! I’ll have to show you a picture of the wrong side so you can see how crazy everything looks. It’s a bit of organized chaos.

Have I mentioned how obsessed I am with these colors in Berroco Vintage?!

I’m also having a blast keeping track of this as a WIP. I’m usually really bad at taking the photos and making notes but it is great to have a place to update. Here we are at the halfway mark! It’s really come together well. I’m so excited by the progress! I’ve probably spent about 3 hours seaming but look at how lovely it is!

Alright, darlings. I start my new job next week and I am very excited! In the mean time, I’m going to get things all set up here to stay ahead of the curve and keep blogging! Wish me luck! And have a happy weekend!

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Comments (4)

  • February 5, 2011 at 10:15 pm |

    Beautious!!! This looks so good, Sarah!

  • Maria
    January 3, 2015 at 7:40 pm |

    I started knitting this year and got a few projects done, scarves, hats, cowl, cables and I saw your post awhile back and it’s been on my mind ever since as a project I’d love to start. Today I found the book and bought the yarn and I’m so excited except I’m sorta lost a little in the pattern, I’ll armit I’m new to reading patterns like this but I understand the basics but I don’t know what they mean in Square B ‘work as for square 1….’ From what I can see Square B is really more an L and I Im lost here 🙁 any comments you could provide would be helpful…happy knitting!

    • January 4, 2015 at 9:34 pm |

      Oh I’m glad you liked this afghan enough to make one for yourself! I just picked up the book and, from skimming the pattern, I think you’ve caught a typo! I believe it should be work as for Square A. Square B is the same as A but it doesn’t have a corner (in the book’s photo, that blue square). Hope that helps you!

      • Maria
        January 4, 2015 at 11:22 pm |

        Thank you Sarah! I’m a little addicted to this now and I’m learning from my mistakes as I go….I picked a mix of colours from loops & threads, thunder, mushroom, golden rod, pewter and stone…did you ever finish yours? If so I’d love to see a final pic

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