I finally finished weaving in the ends on my Cromwell Court afghan this afternoon! I am so excited to have it finished and off my needles! It was a long project, and I am glad to be done with it. Now when I go to see my step-mom, Rachael, I can bring it to her and give it to her. I know it is still summertime in NC and hot as Hades, but the winter is coming.. So, she can put it up until then. It is being washed as I type this post.

I used Lion Brand Pound of Love in white, Vanna’s Choice in burgundy and charcoal gray heather. I used about 3/4 of the Pound of Love yarn to do the white sections, and 1 skein each of the burgundy and the charcoal gray heather colorways. I always completed at least 5 repeats of the white before I added another color to it, and I started out with 2 repeats of the burgundy, then 5 of the white, then 3 repeats of the gray, then 5 of the white, etc. I repeated the colors burgundy with 3 repeats the next time, then 4, then 5. When I got to the middle of the afghan, when I was at the halfway mark, I did 18 repeats of the white before I started doing the end of it, and I repeated the color changes like they were in the beginning so that they would match when it was folded. I am quite happy with the end result.

Once again, this is the Cromwell Court afghan and you can get the pattern here:

Cromwell Court Afghan from Lion Brand

Here are the pictures of my finished afghan:

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I hope you enjoy the pictures as much I enjoyed doing this pattern. I don’t know that I will do it again because I just don’t tend to do a pattern more than 1 time. Maybe if I put some distance in between now and the next time I do it, it will feel like a brand new pattern to me. Who knows?

On another thought, I found out this weekend who taught me how to knit! It was my Aunt Katsuko. She taught me how to cast on and off and how to knit and purl when I was 15. My brother, Mike, and I stayed with her and my uncle for 2 weeks in the summer, and she taught me how to knit then. She does a lot of crochet as that is her preference, but I don’t do crochet. She tried to teach me how to crochet, but it just didn’t take with me and it hasn’t yet. I know how to do a chain stitch and a single, double, and triple crochet but I just don’t like doing it. It doesn’t bring me joy like knitting does. Even still, knitting didn’t take until 2010. Since then, I have been going strong knitting and purling my fingers off since Thanksgiving 2010. Oddly enough, another aunt got me back into knitting. That was my aunt Dorcas. She started to show me how to knit and purl and cast on and off, and my muscle memory took off and I have not looked back since. When did you learn to knit and when did it take for you? How old were you?

Until next time,