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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)
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