Wednesday, October 26, 2016

JoAnn Mystery Stitch Along Week 4

I've never knit an afghan so quickly before. This blanket is full of texture. Clue 4 came out this Monday and it is the applied cabled border.

Let me just say a few things:

  1. I'm glad I didn't use the recommended colors because I don't like how they arranged them. I like my color combo much better.
  2. I had to buy 5 skeins of yarn but this week was supposedly the last clue. I have one more full skein of burgundy left so I'm curious to see if they do publish a fifth clue on the 31st.
  3. If I had seen the pattern ahead of time, I know I never would have made it. I think it looks like four different sections of blanket that were haphazardly sewn together. Well, I would have definitely used different colors and arranged them way differently if I'd seen the finished product before I started.
Clues 1-3 completed

The yarn is super soft though and my kids keep fighting over who gets to snuggle under it so I'll just chalk it up to a successful project.

Linking up with Yarn Along this week.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Handmade With JoAnn Mystery Stitch Along

I started this blanket on Thursday last week. I received the yarn last Wednesday and cast on add soon as I was able.

This is my first mystery knit along and I think I've been barreling through it because I had to play catch up (I got my yarn half way through week two). It's also something different.
Stitch Along clues

The clues are available on Mondays this month. It has clues for knitters and crocheters to make the blanket.

I haven't started the third clue yet but I will be going 7 hours away this weekend will have lots of time to sit in the car and knit.

Linking up with yarn along.

Monday, October 3, 2016

October Blog Forecast

Hey everyone! Apologies for not sharing anything recently. I can confidently report there is nothing I can share because I haven't knit much of anything since the kids' school year started.

On top of that, I really lost motivation for knitting. I bought supplies to do a mystery knit along with JoAnn Fabric, which is something I've never done before. Hopefully the "newness" will get me motivated to knit again.

Otherwise, expect things to be quiet around here for a while! Sorry!