This is the one!

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Change of plans!  I found the pattern that I love yesterday. Catriona by Debbie Bliss.  I loved all the opinions, but when I saw this vest, I knew it was the pattern I wanted to knit!  I was able to cast on yesterday and have about 5 inches done. I was taking these photos and the afghan my grandmother knit for Kevin & I as a wedding present was in the background, so I thought I'd share it with you.  It will be our 12 year anniversary in March and I love the afghan more every year.  (I love Kev more every year, as well, but this is a knitting blog.)  When grandma gave us this afgan I thought it was really pretty, but since I began knitting, I have an appreciation and admiration for each stitch.  It is a cherished gift.  My grandmother is going to be 90 years old in April and she is still knitting!  Imagine all of the projects I can do from now until 90?! I recently asked Grandma for the pattern and she found it!  I hope to complete the same afghan myself.  I think that would be a very rewarding project! Enjoy your weekend!

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  • Merrill Williamson: September 26, 2016

    I love that afghan. Your post reminded me that I have one my grandmother crocheted for me when I was a child. It has followed me around the country for the past 50 years and is still in remarkable shape. I never thought to take a picture of her incredible achievement. But, I will now!

    P.S. Thank you for the info on the knitting spindle. I emailed the store in Maine to inquire and they responded quickly. Do you have the large one or the small one? Maybe I’ll just get one of each!

  • Katie Zahner: September 26, 2016

    Merrill,
    I believe it is the large spindle, but I am not positive!
    Thanks!

  • adriana: September 26, 2016

    Your post makes me wonder how many people have been inspired to knit or crochet by their grandmas. I still have all four of the ones my grandma knit for me and inspired me to take up knitting.

    AND love the vest.

  • Karen: September 26, 2016

    The afghan is really beautiful. And I love the vest, too. It is way beyond my beginner abilities. It will be fun to see your progress.

  • luvinthemommyhooduvinthemommyhood: September 26, 2016

    That’s gorgeous! Love the afghan :) What’s the pattern?

  • Julie: September 26, 2016

    That Rialto pattern looks amazing, but I’m so entranced by the afghan!! That’s great that she still has the pattern!

  • Betsy: September 26, 2016

    I agree with you on the afghan from Grandma Ryan- pretty impressive that all of us got one when we got married. I look at mine through different eyes now that I’m a novice knitter. Pretty pictures!

  • Katie Zahner: September 26, 2016

    The pattern is called cozy elegance by Needleworks…and I found it on ravelry:
    http://www.ravelry.com/projects/brightside13/cozy-elegance
    The pattern book is still available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0881959367/ref=rdr_ext_tmb
    Hope this helps :)

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  • Katie: September 26, 2016

    Gorgeous on both counts!

    And the colors in the photos of this post are just so soothing and nice to look at.

  • Cheryl: September 26, 2016

    Wow, I have missed not being able to comment on the blog all week. I did survive the withdrawal though. That is a really nice vest. Still would encourage you to make the sweater Minna pointed out sometime. That is awesome!!

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