aran afghan update

bigrich5885's picture

Hello all! It feels like forever since I've posted anything here. Knitting has been put on the back burner lately, as I have been super busy with my new job. Anyway, wanted to share with you six more squares of the Great American Aran Afghan that I have managed to get done. As you can see, I haven't had time to block them, but hopefully will tackle that soon. So far I have 8 squares done total, and have gone through just slightly under 6 skeins of Berroco Vintage yarn (217 yds each). Need to get to my LYS hopefully on Saturday morning to get more!

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Buck Strong's picture

Wow! Nice job. That's a to

Wow! Nice job. That's a to of work.

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring-it was peace.
~Milan Kundera

MMario's picture

I'm impressed. I think I've

I'm impressed. I think I've managed 1 row on a simple project since Christmas.

The last square would make a great shawl center....

bigrich5885's picture

I kind of thought that as

I kind of thought that as well when I made it. You'd just have to do it in reverse, since it's knit from the outside in, but I'm sure that wouldn't be too hard for you to figure out...

Tom Hart's picture

If that's "back burner"

If that's "back burner" knitting I sure can't imagine what you'll come up with when you're on fire. Those are just outstanding. Really superb. I hope you get a break from what's taking all your time at your new job soon. I can't wait to see how this comes out. It's really stunning. Congratulations!

QueerJoe's picture

Wow...very nice work...I

Wow...very nice work...I particularly like that last one.

bigrich5885's picture

Thanks Joe That last one is

Thanks Joe
That last one is called the Georgia Vincent square. It's listed as one of the hardest squares in the booklet, but I didn't find it all that difficult, just a few awkward stitches (like yarn over wrapping yarn 4 times around needle on one row, then in the next row knitting all five loops together) I've seen a picture of a completed square where they left off the bobbles in the middle too, and that looks nice as well. Depends on if you're a fan of bobbles or not!

Bill's picture

STUNNING!!! ...instant

STUNNING!!! ...instant heirloom!

bigrich5885's picture

Thanks Bill! On a side note,

Thanks Bill!
On a side note, not sure why a couple of the pictures came out sideways?! Stupid camera in my phone!