Monday, March 23, 2009

Colorful and productive weekend

After being inspired by a recently-discovered-by-me fellow blogger Attic24, I decided I needed to add in yet another project to my current list of unfinished objects. And after a long, dark, cold, and windy Alaskan winter, this project needed some color.

So, I invaded my stash of Noro Kureyon that I've been collecting for awhile, with no good idea of what I would ever do with it all. All told, I have about 35 skeins of all different colorways. After reading Attic24's blog on Friday, I finally knew exactly what to do with it all.

For the most part I would consider myself a knitter, with a few brief forays into crochet. However, my knitting projects have been overwhelming me lately (why did I choose so many at once that are mostly stockinette--torture!) so I thought it was time to switch it up and throw in some granny square action.

Given the self-striping nature of Noro, I knew making a granny square afghan with it would be the easiest way to achieve the crazy quilt variety of blanket that I have been looking to make.

Even though we spent all of Saturday cleaning and rearranging our entire upstairs, I was able to finish about 1/3 of the afghan!

Here's a photo from my last post, put here to remind you of some the Noro colors I'm using.

Here are some shots of some of the finished blocks. I got many more blocks finished after I took these photos.


I think it will end up making a decent sized throw, one that I hope will find a home in our living room and brighten my day just by glancing at it. Hopefully I'll have this done in time for a local art show which will showcase all Skagway artists winter work.

23 comments:

  1. I love this! So colorful and pretty...it really does make me happy just looking at it! I'm also really jealous of your new camera!

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  2. That is going to be one beautiful blanket! I've never thought about using Noro for a granny square blanket...great idea! =)

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  3. oh wow!!!! I am so bowled over by your Grannies made in this scrumptious looking yarn! The blanket is going to be awesome, I can practically visualise it...lovely to see more and more hooky action spreading across the globe, makes me smile. A lot.
    Thanks for sharing!
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