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1. Find 5 skeins of yarn on sale at a store while on a trip. Note remarkable German Shepherd fur camouflaging quality. Buy yarn, dreaming about snuggling with husband under lovely squooshy afghan.

2. Take skein of yarn into home LYS (local yarn store) to ask other knitters' opinions about afghan possibilities. Tell them you have 660 yards of it. Try not to feel defeated when they laugh and laugh at the thought of a 660 yard afghan being at all sizeable; these women have far more years of knitting experience than you.

3. At their suggestion, buy book of pattern samples, and take it home. Dig through large stack of pattern books inherited from Mom. Find patterns you like.

4. Swatch endlessly.

5. Find yarn is widely available on the internet, and buy more of it. 16 skeins more, to be precise, as 2772 yards is far more likely to be of use.

6. Discover pattern you like. Measure, calculate, plan.

7. Knit, off and on, for about 6 months. After 17.5 skeins worth (also known as "before you run screaming into the night if you have to knit another pattern repeat"), bind off.

8. Admire lack of visible German Shepherd fur. Snuggle with husband.

Yarn: Cascade Pastaza, 50% wool/50% llama heavy worsted, color "Rainier Heather" Approximately 2310 yards.
Needles: 10.5 (6.5mm)

Date: 2008-10-26 06:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh my goodness, that is GORGEOUS. :)

Date: 2008-10-26 06:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Awesome! That is a lovely afghan. I haven't gotten up the nerve yet to take on a project of this magnitude.

Date: 2008-10-26 09:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wow, that is beautiful!!!! I wish I had your mad knitting skillz :-) Lovely!

Date: 2008-10-27 12:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
And once again you show just how talented you are. That is a totally gorgeous afgan. You did a fantastic job. I bow to your prowess!

Date: 2008-10-27 02:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's beautiful! And purple!

Date: 2008-10-27 02:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Pretty! Love both the color and the pattern.

BTW, your hair looks great, too. I hadn't realized you were letting it get longer again.

(LOL... just had the thought that that bottom picture, cropped, would make a decent "swallowed by yarn" icon)

Date: 2008-10-27 04:09 am (UTC)

Date: 2008-10-27 12:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Dude. It's gorgeous.

miss your face.

Date: 2008-10-28 12:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's absolutely beautiful!

Date: 2008-10-28 05:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Seriously awesome, like you.

Date: 2008-11-29 12:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I love your directions! :) And the afgan is BEAUTIFUL. I don't know how you have the patience for that much knitting -- the baby blanket I'm doing feels like it's taking forever, and it's only going to be 32"x32"!!!

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