While I wait, oh so unpatiently, for my final skien of cornflower andean silk to finish my corset I've had to find other ways to spend my time. As you can see I've finally gotten around to answering the memes. I've shown you google pervert searches for my bathtub. I've publically declared my love for Knitpicks. And now in my crowning glory I'm going to present you with a Finished Object.
Pattern: Rosebud Afghan from Book 742 Afghans by Columbia Minerva
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft in Light Country Blue
Needles: Size 10 straights
Modifications: I didn't put the duplicate knit flowers in the middle of the diamonds, but other than that I left the pattern alone. Oh, and I put two rows of single crochet around the entire afghan instead of just one row.
Review: I loved this afghan. It was so quick and easy to knit. It was the duplicate knit that kept me from finishing it. I didn't like the flower that came with the pattern, and I couldn't find a replacement flower to use. I finally decided that I like it all in blue. It becomes a study of textures, the knit diamonds, the purl background, the cables, the fringe. I think the double cables look amazing.
This picture just doesn't do it justice. And I'm very pleased with how the fringe turned out.
It took me three hours to tie it all. But it was so totally worth it. This afghan is a present for my Aunt and I can't wait to give it to her. I like this pattern enough that I'm thinking of making another one for myself. Maybe in a lovely merino wool. Must not go to knitpicks and search for an acceptable yarn, must not go to knitpicks, must resist knitpicks.