Wednesday, November 14, 2012

WIP - Wednesday

I told you a few times about my attempts to make my dad a blanket.

This is the yarn:

I attempted this pattern

and this pattern

Neither of them really made me want to make the blanket.  I wasn't excited to make it and that was not good.  My dad is 6'3", so really tall.  He asked that if I ever make him a blanket that it be big enough for him, meaning at least 60"x80".  I have to really like the pattern I'm going to do because that is huge!

Then I saw the Hue Shift Afghan.  I thought it was super cool and I really wanted to cast on right away.  That is the feeling I needed for this blanket.

I had to modify the pattern to be rectangular and to be the dimensions that I need.  This is my plan:

I have 15 squares done so far, but here is the picture with 14 complete.

I'm really excited for this pattern.  It is really the only thing I'm working on at the moment.  I really want to finish my Linen Stitch Scarf, but I'll have to do that slowly.  Also, I have another small project to show you on Friday!

I've linked up with Tami's Amis, Small Things, and Frontier Dreams.

...and I'll end with a super cute picture of my puppy, Toby.

He thinks the chair is now his seat.  Its not, its where I sit and knit and crochet and sometimes he's in my lap while I do those things.

<3 Sam


  1. That looks awesome! Definitely the winning pattern of the 3, I'm sure your Dad will love it!

  2. Your third try is just perfect! Your Dad will be thrilled.

  3. Wow, I've seen that pattern and I am very impressed with it. You're doing a wonderful job on it and it's going to be fantastic when done. I hope your Dad knows what a beautiful and wonderful thing his daughter made for him. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. wow!! Such a cool pattern! And it looks great in your colors too!

  5. Love the colors in that blanket. That's the prettiest one I have seen so far. Love the dog even more!!

  6. What a great pattern to showcase that pretty yarn. I love it! Thanks for sharing.