|The Little Australian Blanket|
All was going well as one square after another was completed, but, out of the blue, I discovered sock knitting and I was hooked. Just as I had once been knitting squares, it was now socks and I was knitting like a women possessed.
9 pairs of socks later my sock obsession had calmed somewhat and I was ready to resume my afghan .. But something had changed. I had gone through the pattern book and knitted all my favourite squares first and now I didn't want to knit the ones I didn't quite like.
I deliberated about whether to finish it as per the original pattern or modify it. I kept looking at the sqaures to see if I REALLY wanted to knit them, but I didn't so, in the end, partly because I am an impatient person and I wanted it finished, I chose to modify it. I changed some of the squares- the pink leaf pattern is not in the original and I knitted 2 squares of stocking stitch to make up the numbers. I chose the same colour as the plain squares for my crocheted border to finish it off and bring it all together.
Now I only have to do a bit of hand sewing. One of the squares requires some cross stitching and I have to sew my Celtic knot work in place.
It's smaller than the original but just as cute. I call it 'The Little Australian Blanket'
I have the other book in the series .. The Great American Aran Afghan. I'm tempted to start but I'm already knitting an aran jumper, I have 11 balls of sock wool due to arrive from Germany any day now and I want to start knitting tea cosies. Perhaps a Great American Aran Cushion?