Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Retro Knitting For The Home

I've recently taken up knitting. After finishing my first project, a scarf, I found this free knitting pattern online. It's a vintage pattern for an afghan with a poodle design. The pattern is from the Columbia-Minerva Afghan Book, published in 1960. As I browsed the internet for vintage patterns, I wondered why I hadn't taken up knitting sooner. There are so many vintage patterns that can be found for free, or very inexpensively at sites like Etsy and Ebay.
The local craft store where I bought the yarn didn't have the 9 skeins of grey yarn I needed for this afghan, so I chose taupe for the background color and pink for the poodles. I may change the poodle color to black or cream, but for now it's pink. The poodles' collars and eyes will be rhinestones. 
Here's my progress, so far. I've finished 2 squares and only have 61 more to go.    
Since I'm new to this hobby, I'm still pretty slow. This project is going to take months to finish.


Straight Talking Mama! said...

Great pattern, good luck with it!

Dana@Mid2Mod said...

What a cute pattern. I can't wait to see how it turns out. My mother knitted beautifully, and I tried to learn, but it quickly became the family joke. I admire those of you who can do beautiful handwork.

Zhivago said...

I am so excited to see you blogging again. I love that you have taken up knitting. You did such a great job on the scarf.


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