Do you like Aran knitting & beautiful cables?
Are you up for a challenge?
Let me be an enabler and introduce you to The Great American Aran Afghan (aka GAAA)! The 24 square patterns were originally introduced back in 2000 and 2001 as a contest in Knitter's Magazine. I'm ready to finally get working continuously on this project (thank you stash busters). I had a few people ask me about it so I thought I'd share my info with everyone!
We have a knit-along here
currently with 36 members from all over the world (some have already finished). At the knit-along site there's helpful links for places to buy the pattern, photos of the afghan on the web and links to member blogs for inspiration. If you want to see a completed afghan the first place winner has hers here
The pattern calls for Plymouth Encore yarn but members have used all sorts of different kinds of yarn in various colors. This will be the most beautiful family heirloom you'll ever make.
Ok - that's my sales pitch. If you would like to join please follow the instructions on the knit-along site or just send me a PM. You don't need a blog to join but it is nice if you have a link to share with pictures (or you can just post your pictures right on the KAL site).
I blame/thank Silver for inspiring me to start this project. She completed hers eons ago and it's just lovely!