Luckily I still had my 'craft' bag packed since Monday night's Knit and Natter session at Yarn Over so I took that instead. I buttered some slices of cinnamon loaf to take as a contribution to afternoon tea...and left them at home on the kitchen bench. I'll turn those slices into a 'bread and butter pudding' tomorrow, so all is not lost! lol
So today, instead of starting on a long hexagon project, I continued with my 'kite-shaped/quadrilaterals' off and on knitting project. That means I work on them just every now and again. This is the second project I've done with these shapes...the first I started when my girls were very little and I finally finished sewing them all together, about 7 years ago. I started the new throw at the beginning of this year so it could take a while based on my past history!
|The first one I made|
The pattern was originally published in the Australian Women's Weekly in 1972 and I put it aside then as something that I might do someday. Probably the mid 80s was when I first got around to starting it. I followed the pattern but decided that shapes only just over 3 inches (7.5cm) would take 'forever' to make into a throw/rug. So I added more stitches...30 instead of 24 at the cast-on edge.
When I started knitting the shapes at the beginning of this year I decided to make them bigger again; this time casting on 40 stitches!
|left hand side, the latest size, middle is the previous project's motif size, right hand side, the original sized motif!|