My friend Lynne handed me a plastic bag and said make an afghan with it. Before I had a chance to say anything, she was off doing something else. I bought the bag home and found eight balls of yarn labeled, Berella “4” Knitting Worsted Weight in a color called, Wine Mist. Lynne collects acrylic yarn for charity knitting and coordinates and lot of different charity projects. She knows that I like to make afghan squares. So, what do I do with this?
The color was rather drab and I did not want to make a whole afghan with it. The bag sat in my hallway for a few days.
Inspiration hit me when I was looking through the Spring 2014 Creative knitting magazine. Why do they publish these magazines so far ahead? Well anyway, an interesting pattern called a Pop Art Afghan designed by Beth Whiteside caught my eye. The afghan is built from short-row strips of stockinette stitch squares that are reminiscent of American folk art. The squares in the magazine were made up of very bright colors.
I decided that I could use my yarn with some brighter colors to contrast it. Here is my square:
Not quite as bright as the Pop Art Afghan but it looked interesting to me. I am not sure now much of the off-white yarn I have but I think I can mix in some of my other left-over yarns with my wine mist. I can always ask Lynne for some more yarn! I will let you know and show you how it turns out. I am up to the challenge.
Happy and healthy New Year to everyone. Keep on knitting!