It’s been an interesting week, to say the least.
First, the knitting. I’ve had quite a bit of knitting time this week because my dad decided to take the week off from work (he used one of his vacation weeks), so it hasn’t been so busy around here. I was able to finish another motif of small squares that I was working on (15 squares in a diagonal orientation, going from 5 squares in the first row, to 4 squares in the second row, and so on, all the way down to one square. The rows alternated between pink and purple.
And here’s how it’s looking so far.
First, the wide shot of the whole thing.
Now, it is folded up in a couple of places to make room for most of it to be seen on my bed, but the section I was just working on is in the lower left-hand portion of the photo. As you can see, it has pretty much caught up with the 25-square checkerboard I finished last month. In fact, that pink square at the very upper-left hand corner of the latest section (which you will see in more detail shortly) marks 10 small squares up that particular side. I have reached a pretty big milestone: I have filled in a little over half of this afghan, which measures 18 small squares by 18 small squares. When I resume work on this project, I will be working some more on the right-hand side of the afghan and starting to fill that in. Considering I started this nearly four months ago with some leftover scrap yarn and decided to go with it, it’s not bad at all. (Of course, we have had to purchase more yarn for this over the months, but I’ve only added a skein or two at a time.)
Here are some more detailed pics of the most recent section I was working on:
The first pic is a wide shot as it sits on the afghan, the second is more of a close-up, and the third is from the angle that I actually knitted them onto the piece. I started with a row of five baby pink squares, then the next row of squares was variegated purple, then a row of variegated pink, then the solid gemstone purple, and capped it off with the strawberry pink square.
All right. I made a reference to an “announcement” in the title of this post, and I will string you along no longer.
The announcement is:
There will be a wedding in the somewhat near future. No, not mine.
My brother and his girlfriend got engaged this week!
I found out the news when she sent a picture of her engagement ring to my dad’s phone on Wednesday night (although my dad had already gone to bed by then), followed by a simple text saying “We got engaged” about 15 minutes later. I’m not expecting them to set a date just yet, so no word on any wedding plans for the time being. Although I must say that I have been privately calling her my “sister-in-law” for some time now. It’ll be nice for them to finally make it legal, and I’m very happy for them.
Until next time…have a great day!