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Fantastic Eyelet Afghan


It was a few months ago that I realized that before I plan to knit a bunch of Christmas gifts, I need to focus on making sure that my own family has handknit gifts this season. I'm knitting the afghan for my youngest son who always enjoys a good blanket. He loves to get cozy with a pile of them and since I wasn't a knitter when my kids were small, I'm making up for it now. The pattern I bought has instructions for two afghans - this one -- which I think is considered a razor shell lace -- and a Feather and Fan pattern. I lost about a week of knitting due to a wicked cold, but I should be finished with the blanket in a few days. The photo was taken two weeks ago and I've made a lot of progress since then. The hardest part has been avoiding casting on for other projects while I finish it.

I already sent Erica a few beanies and one of them was knit according to her specifications -- she wanted an earflap hat with pom poms, knit with charcoal-colored wool. My plans are to knit my middle son a hat and mittens. And from now on -- I'll make sure that the kids get new handknits every holiday.


The yarn is gorgeous!

Beautiful yarn and pattern. Do you happen to have the name of the booklet where you got the pattern from? I'd sure like to try making it. Thanks.

I need to come hang out with you. Maybe your knitting focus will rub off on me.

Would have never have thought of the Feather and Fan pattern for an afghan but it looks wonderful.

The hardest part has been avoiding casting on for other projects while I finish it.

Oh I hear you- its so much more fun to start & finish a project than to actually WORK on it!

Beautiful afghan!

That's gorgeous!

Happy Holidays Janet...beautiful blanket. Please share the pattern book with us!

Glad you are recovering from your cold. What yarn is that for the afghan? Looks yummy!

gorgeous yarn and pattern Janet. I just posted about a few gifts,also...so much to do,not enough time!

I think that is such a nice tradition to start. Every year I think I will make handknits for everyone, but I delay it too long and run out of time. The blanket is very pretty. I'm sure it will become a favorite.

What a pretty stitch pattern!

That is a very lovely stitch pattern!

Lovely looking blanket. Can't wait to see it finished, you'll have to share where you got the pattern.

I'm knitting for my family this year as well. I only managed a scarf for my mother in law and hat for my father in law last year. This year I'm making mittens for my sister in law, hats for my brother in law and nephews, a sweater for the dog and a calorimetry for my fiancee. Luckily my family is Jewish and doesn't expect winter holiday gifts. (And the people who got knitted gifts last year are getting a Heifer International sheep this year.)

I love this pattern, really lovely!

a lot of love in that afghan.... the color is gorgeous. What a way to snuggle up and get cozy. Glad to hear that you've recovered from your cold. happy knitting!
love and hugs!

I need your help! I knitted your lace leaf scarf pattern and it is AMAZING! I am sooo happy with it! However, I would love to knit a hat to match and I have NO idea how to transfer the pattern to a hat pattern. I'd be happy to pay you for a pattern. Thanks.