Mar 20, 2015

On the Needles Friday March 20 2015

This year I decided to knit along with the folks making Year of the Afghan:Nature's Scenery, a design by Maggie Fangmann.  I don't usually start knitting something when I can't see the completed project, but I loved the first block so much I decided to go for it.  I am knitting it for my husband who is always cold while the rest of us are in tshirts and shorts.  I am using Lion Brand woolease in the Fisherman colorway.

A new block pattern comes out every month.  I have finished the January and February blocks.



I am enjoying this project.  It's nice when a large project like a blanket is broken up into smaller managable pieces.  Since the blocks come out monthly it sets a nice pace.  My only concern is the border around the whole thing, I am not sure how to even come up with enough/long enough needles to accomplish that!

Also, I recently finished this shawl!  It is Desert Peach by Romi Hill, in Knitpicks Gloss Lace yarn. 

I am planning to wear this on Easter with a dress I will make from a lovely blue floral print rayon challis I bought from Voguefabrics.

Linking up with Patchwork Times for on the Needles Friday!


Ramona said...

Your blanket blocks are gorgeous! This is going to be one beautiful blanket.Love your shawl, too.

straythreads said...

what a great idea for the afgan too do patchwork! cable needles are your friends and can be screwed togetther to make a really long cable

swooze said...

Your blocks are lovely. I can't wait to see your completed shawl.

Carolyn said...

Your afghan is going to be gorgeous! Love the shawl...I need to make one for myself one of these days. The only true shawl I've made is the Milk Run Shawl, which I gave to my sister.

Judy S. said...

That shawl is fabulous! I love Romi's designs. Your blanket is going to be a real treasure, too. The first two blocks are great!