Tuesday, March 14, 2006

What's next?

I'm still knitting Toe Jazz to complete a pair. But I am trying to figure out what to do next. I'm eager to try something bigger! I know I have to knit at least 3 baby sweaters. But they don't have to be finished until next Fall. I pulled out this book from my book collection:

Learn-To-Knit-Afghan Book
by Barbara Walker

I can't believe that I haven't started this. I got this book when I first started knitting. The purpose is to learn numerous techniques through knitting afghan squares. Mosaic, slip-stitch, twist-stitch patterns, cables and lace, to just name a few. I flipped through the book. Holy cow! I'm excited! Why did I put this off for so long, considering that I have purchased all the yarn and notions? And knitting one square at a time will sure to keep things interesting. Yes, I can do this and knit the baby sweaters at the same time. Yay!

Knitting out of Africa

Knitting out of Africa
by Marianne Isager

I got this book in the mail yesterday! Some great designs in there! The author also tried to keep things interesting by incorporating different techniques like entrelac, slip-stitch, intarsia, stranded color knitting and double knitting. How fun!


Kenny said...

Oh my Gosh!!!! I've always wanted Barbara's Afghan book. You're so lucky to have it!!

gerald said...

I just purchased the book as I think its a good reference book. I have been knitting for 4 years this month so it might be a bit late to do the afghan. I thought it would be a great class book and teach others to knit using the squares. It would be a long class.

Which yarn are you using?

gerald said...

Oops. I was looking at your previous posts going oldest to newest. I see you answered my question about yarn.

Jason said...

Wow Gerald! That would be a long class. How long do you think it will take for 63 squares? Actually, I would love it if I could do this in a class instead of alone. It's good to be able to ask questions and see techniques demonstrated in person.