Saturday, September 26, 2015

Pattern Completed

I've completed the pattern and will continue with it all the way to the finish.  I like it as I like every Swedish weaving piece but it's a little too pastel for me to really love.  Already I'm planning my next afghan which will be for my grandson and it will be in stronger colors.

I'm not making this as a baby blanket but think the colors and pattern would be perfect for one.

Just a note:  One section of the pattern is done with a variegate yarn that I originally thought held all of the solid colors I'm using but it's not exactly the same.  Regardless, it's staying in the afghan and doesn't appear to be clashing with them.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

New Project

So here I go with my new project.  I have 2 other colors I might add to it but I often like to make my decisions as I go along, trying out and either keeping or discarding.

The pattern is called "Blue Ridge Mountains" from an Avery Hill book and you'll notice that I've printed out the pattern and put it into a clear plastic sleeve.  I've found that this helps keep our pattern books from falling apart with use.  The books are awfully expensive (overpriced, I think) but I reuse the patterns or parts of them over and over so I guess I get my money's worth out of them.

It will take me months to finish this because I don't work on it every day and sometimes only pick up my monk's cloth for a few hours or a few minutes at a time.  That's one of the beauties of Swedish weaving.  Unlike quilting, you can opt to work on your project for really short periods of time if you wish.

A while back I realized that I was ending up with too many odd colors of yarn because I would buy 1 or 2 at a time that looked interesting to me.  Then I got smart and started to buy my yarn in groups of 3 or 4 that blended well together and I would keep them stored as a grouping.  When I began this project I looked through my stash and found the yarns I'm using was so easy!

Well, off I go and I'll post a photo of the finished project when I get it done!