This is the project that started it all. It was approximately 4 years ago. The woman who lead our bible study wanted to have it at her mom’s yarn shop one night. I was immediately taken in by the small store in Pasadena, CA. I wish this store had a website. The name is Elegance Designer Yarns on Green St. You can Google it for the address. It was so artfully arranged. There was a comfy couch in the bay window, antique hutches and side boards with yarn spilling off the shelves in a riot of colors.
I think I was taken back to when I first started knitting at about 8 or 9. I didn’t stick with it then. The sticks were awkward and I couldn’t keep my tension straight. If only I’d learned continental first. I think I only tried to knit a scarf at first and I quickly became bored. Besides, the yarn was something on the order of a Red Heart yarn. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that… Seinfeld) Just not very comfortable to work with.
At any rate, I heard that there was a workshop the next Saturday, so I signed up for it. Barry Klein from Trendsetter was teaching a pattern for an afghan. I think it is called Anniversary Plaid. It ended up not being a knitting project, but a crocheted one. That was fine with me because at that time I was more comfortable with crochet. Since my SIL was pregnant, I decided this would be the perfect project.
It took a while, and after I had a few color changes I decided that I didn’t like my choice of yarn. I hopped on down to my favorite LYS, Unwind, and there bought the yummy yarn for the blanket.