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3/11/2011

Thing One




Having jumped into our motor home to leave snowy CO, we are now enjoying the sunny climes of AZ. The three spring training games were great fun at Talking Stick at Salt River, a new facility for the Rockies and the AZ Diamondbacks. There's so much time for knitting at a baseball game! During two of the games, a lady in the row in front of us was knitting as well!

In a salute to Dr. Seuss, I am using his naming method for the bits and parts for my crazy quilt style afghan. Meet Thing One, a burgundy mitered square made using a pattern in Myra Woods' book, Crazy Lace. I k3tog for the center decrease to make a prominent stitch pattern. Holding two strands of DK together, I knitted with size 8 needles. So, hello to Thing One and the beginning of a joyful project. I am excited to see where this project will take me!

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6 comments:

WonderWhyGal said...

I have been keeping swatches of my handspun that I knit for people to see. One day...they will become a crazy afghan too. I love Thing 1 and Thing 2 and the Dr. Seuss theme for the square naming.

Hooray for knitting in public.

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!
Thank you for joining in on the fun.

jessecreations said...

I love it! I'm thinking of crocheting a ripple afghan out of my leftover handspun mini-skeins, maybe I should get going on that!

Kathryn Ray said...

Could this be true?!? Another Coloradoan who loves baseball and Fiber Arts Friday?!?

Yay and Welcome Aboard!!

Kathryn Ray said...

... oh and dogs! I think I'm gonna like you. ;-)

Stephani said...

Your project sounds wonderful!

I love knitting little swatches. It's instant gratification. :)

Yeah for Dr Seuss!!

Thanks for sharing with Crafty Friday.

Marushka C. said...

You're lucky to be getting a jump-start on spring! Enjoy your AZ travels. Afghan squares are great projects for traveling.