Because I stumbled across this recently, and I really, really want to make it. It's easily the coolest afghan I've ever seen in my entire life.
This is the Yggdrasil Afghan, which is a shockingly free pattern from Knitting Daily. If those Celtic knot and leafy borders weren't amazing enough, look at the center...
I mean, seriously! How cool is that? I like this one even better than the tree of life afghan
I've been obsessing over since I first discovered Ravelry. So much so
that I actually spent a rather significant chunk of the evening trying
to figure out good options for a yarn which would allow me to make this
in an affordable fashion, preferably without having to resort to those
huge balls of super-cheap acrylic. (So far, the front-runner is this.) Surprisingly, I can actually use the called-for yarn, which is the same stuff I used for that wrap I made over the summer. But in order to make the size I want (which of course is the biggest one so I can have as much epic Celtic knotting as possible), I'd have to buy nearly $300 worth of yarn! I've never even spent close to that much on fabric for formalwear! Or pretty much all of the fabric I bought for my last bedroom makeover, including the curtains and the quilt!
But, of course, this is labeled specifically as a difficult
pattern. I've only been knitting for 11 months now. And I've done maybe
two projects involving cable needles so far, and they were both
something like 1-2 stitch cables. Plus the finished product is huge. So
this thing would probably take me at least 5 years to finish,
especially since I'd most certainly be working on other projects in the
meantime on both the knitting and the sewing fronts. That, and I have to
learn how to do at least half of the various techniques involved. So am
I completely insane for even considering this?
The good news is, I've finally managed to get my Cadence sweater
to the point where the sleeves are separated off and I'm actually
working on the body by itself. So progress! Also, I finished my dress
for the Mad Men party about 45 minutes ago, save the belt (for
which the kit has not yet arrived) and pressing the hem. I'll take some
pictures of both of those things tomorrow when I have a better shot at
On a random note, have any of you other Blogger users been having
trouble with the front page of your blog? For the last couple of weeks,
I've only been able to see the most recent post, and have to click on
the "Older Posts" to see anything further. Other than sidebar-type
stuff, which is still working fine. I know it's not my settings, because I've checked that and I should be able to see at least 5 posts here...odd. (Edit: And of course as soon as I post this, I can see the first two most recent posts...)