Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Bear Claw blanket

My brother got married almost two months ago, and because I'm a bad sister, I still haven't finished their weeding gift. This blanket has had it's ups and downs, but I'm working on it again with renewed vigor. I started off with a Pattons yarn in a light blue with some flecks in brown and beige tones. But then the local yarn store was going out of business and they had their own yarn brand that I LOVE, so I bought a bunch of the Mooncake hand dyed yarn in a light blue, it was gorgeous, but a I started knitting, without doing a guage swatch, it Mooncake yarn wasn't big enough for this pattern. And while I could re-write the pattern, that's just not my strong suit so I went back to the Pattons yarn. The Pattons yarn knits up into the perfect size afghan for my brother and sister in law. So I am working on it steadily, with the other projects that I have going on, I'm not sure I'll finish before Christmas, but hopefully it won't take me too long to finish it. Thanks to www.knittingpatterncentral.com for the pattern.