COULD YOU JUST PLOTZ?! Is this not one of the most beautifullest sights you have ever seen? Moments ago, I ripped open a package from our reader Cindy in Florida, knowing full well that it contained the very first finished afghan for our Afghanalong for Afghans. Yes, this is the Almost All-Carolyn blanket, in perfect 8-inch squares of various wool yarns that Carolyn cadged from her stash, her sister, and wherever else she could get it, plus lovely squares from other knitters.
Of course I dropped everything to do a “House Beautiful” (or in my case, an “Apartment Passable”) photo shoot of the afghan in various positions of repose. Here’s a close-up:
And here’s a couple of “oh, yeah, I have beautiful handknit works of art all over the place, no big deal” shots:
Some notes on Afghan #1:
1. Cindy did a beautiful job, finishing it with a combination of single crochet and flat cross-stitch seaming.
2. The thing is ultra-warm. Really springy and cozy. It’s a premium deluxe afghan.
3. Did I mention: Cindy did a beautiful job?
For all those inspired to knit or continue knitting with us, we are still accepting squares to make afghans for Afghans. There is only one week until our next drawing for Rowan yarn on July 1, and our final monthly drawing will be held on August 1, for more Rowan yarn. Click on the right sidebar for other info and how to get the mailing address.
Thanks a million to Cindy, to Our Lady of Pacific Palisades, and to everyone who has been knitting along. We have miles to seam before we sleep.
**Pardon me, but like all good New Yorkers, and like the priceless Yentala, in moments of unbearable excitement I lapse into Yiddish. Thanks to Yentala’s links, I understand more of what I am saying.