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Friday, January 3, 2020

Not Exactly a Quilt

David's Afghan
I asked my youngest son what he wanted for Christmas. He wanted an afghan to go with his new navy recliner. It has been years since last picking up my knitting needles. I chose an easy pattern using bulky yarn so it would make up quickly. The yarn is so soft which is going to make this basket weave design afghan very cozy!

He received a gift bag with balls of yarn as I didn't have enough time to complete an afghan to give him at Christmas. 

I am enjoying knitting after long days on the computer doing bookkeeping and accounting. January is notorious for being my busiest time of the year. Knitting helps me to relax after a day of stress. 

It took me three starts to get the pattern to work. The yarn is so dark in color it was difficult to see if the pattern was forming correctly. Also, I was having trouble with the size 15 circular needles that weren't long enough. Picked up size 15 straight needles which also were too short and even more cumbersome to use. I happened to have a another set of size 15 circular needles that were longer but  a bit larger than the other but smaller than size 16 needles.

As my title states not exactly a quilt but have made a bit of progress on a quilt in the works.

On my last blog post which was August 2019 I posted a  picture of a block that had a mistake in it. I have since repaired the block and started another paper piece block for the quilt. 

Until next time!

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