My Latest Project

Slipped Stitch's picture

Thought I'd take a moment and share my current project. This is the tree of life afghan from the Lion Brand website. So far I've been having a blast with it. This is my most difficult undertaking since I began knitting a year ago. Has anyone else knit this pattern before? Anything I need to watch out for? Thanks and Happy Knitting!! "Clickety Click---Clickety Click!"

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vsidart's picture

I did that same afghan with

I did that same afghan with a few minor modifications, and loved it to! (until the "ex" left it in his car and trashed it.....) It's surprising the way the tree pattern comes up as you knit it.
Nice job!

vsidart's picture

and welcome to our wonderful

and welcome to our wonderful little neighborhood, neighbor!

TheKnittingMill's picture

The afghan looks BEAUTIFUL!

The afghan looks BEAUTIFUL! I've been eyeing that pattern for like a year now! Great job!

If some sissy tried to kick my ass I would say, "Hey, Mary, go knit me a sweater before I slap you in the face!”
--Eric Cartman, South Park

Slipped Stitch's picture

Thanks for your feedback

Thanks for your feedback guys. In answer to your questions, I'm using Red Heart yarn (color=Honey) on size US 8 needles. The size of the afghan will be About 48 x 58 in. (122 x 147.5 cm). The skill level of the pattern is "Experienced", however if you are comfortable using a cable needle I don't think you'd have a problem working this one.

Peace,
Eric

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

I recently was shown an

I recently was shown an afghan where the knitter took the tree motif and did one repeat as an accent in the overall design. I found it very effective in breaking up the monotony of an all garter stitch piece. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

jedwards's picture

what a beautiful afghan....

what a beautiful afghan.... what sze of needles are u using and what type of yarn?

michaelpthompson's picture

That's way cool!

That's way cool!

Iacobvs's picture

It looks great! Isn't it

It looks great! Isn't it wonderful when you are a newbie and are fearless of the craft so you'll try anything!

asbrigida's picture

Looks Great!

Looks Great! I saw the pattern on Red Lion's website. Looks like a lot of work.

Kenny's picture

What yarn are you using?

What yarn are you using?

ronhuber's picture

The afghan is beautiful.

The afghan is beautiful. Well done.

scottly's picture

Lovely, what will be the

Lovely, what will be the finished sized?

MMario's picture

Looks VERY good to me; hard

Looks VERY good to me; hard to believe you've only been knitting for a year....

knit1prall2's picture

Knit1Prall2 Great and

Knit1Prall2 Great and beatiful work. Enjoy and have fun.

Johnhansen-tarbox's picture

This is amazingly beautiful.

This is amazingly beautiful. I really wish I had the courage to do one.

albert's picture

Looking great, Eric- what

Looking great, Eric- what yarn are you using and what needle size?

Bill's picture

BEAUTIFUL WORK! I've seen a

BEAUTIFUL WORK!
I've seen a few pictures of that ...but none as wonderful as yours!