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Friday, July 1, 2016

FO Friday | Eleventh Hour.

I spent much of last week knitting a new afghan for Sara. This is Purl Soho's Eleventh Hour, knit with Lion Brand Thick and Quick. held double. on size 36 needles. This wasn't nearly as quick a project as I thought it would be. maybe because I made it almost twice as big? and I'm glad I did - it's about 70" long and 52" wide. An afghan for snuggling up (especially in Wisconsin) has to be this big!

Sara chose the main color when we visited the Lion Brand store in New York back in April. But I chose the pattern, the border color...and the timing to knit it!

I even managed to make it a surprise. Here's what last week looked like "behind the scenes".

There's more information on my Ravelry project page if you're interested (that's the only online place I go where Sara doesn't follow me :-)

Cheers to the long weekend and happy Friday!

 

 

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12 Comments:

Blogger Bonny said...

Look, it fits! After knitting super bulky doubled on size 35 needles, I better understand your desire to knit a sweater on size 1s. Ryan has the same couch, but his mother hasn't knit him an afghan :-)

Friday, 01 July, 2016  
Blogger Nancy said...

It looks great on Sara! Have a fun, safe weekend.

Friday, 01 July, 2016  
Anonymous Patty said...

Winning in Wisconsin! Have a wonderful visit!

Friday, 01 July, 2016  
Blogger Lydia said...

Love it!

Friday, 01 July, 2016  
Blogger margene said...

Oh my! You pulled it off perfectly. Enjoy your weekend with Sara!

Friday, 01 July, 2016  
Blogger Honoré said...

Sara looks perfectly at home and happy with her new afghan. I'm sure it will keep her quadruply warm 'cause you knit it. Looks like you're in for a fun, fun visit. Do enjoy!
Cheers~

Friday, 01 July, 2016  
Blogger Debbie said...

That looks like a great afghan, but I can't imagine knitting on those big needles! Hope you have a wonderful visit!

Friday, 01 July, 2016  
Blogger Irene said...

Welcome back to Madison!

Saturday, 02 July, 2016  
Blogger Carole Julius said...

It looks wonderful and so does Sara!

Sunday, 03 July, 2016  
Blogger Sue said...

Looks so nice and cozy! I'm sure Sara will get so much use out of it, especially during the Wisconsin winters. Beautiful knitting, Mary, as always. You never cease to amaze me with your ability to crank out the finished objects!

Sunday, 03 July, 2016  
Blogger Penny said...

A beautiful afghan and a beautiful smile!

Sunday, 03 July, 2016  
Blogger Vicki Knitorious said...

Size 36!! It looks so squishy and cozy! And, best of all, WARM. Sara will be nice 'n toasty come winter.

Thursday, 07 July, 2016  

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