On the Loom: A child’s afghan

31 January 2008 at 3:33 pm (Projects and Plans) (, , , , , , , , )

I’m still trying to sort out taking photos in poor light: as you can see I’m not there yet as this is pretty horrid.

A children's afghan, on the loom

This is a children’s afghan that I am making for Tricot du Coeur that will go to a camp for disabled children in North Carolina. I’m not sure if I am going to block it or not: blocking means less work to get it to fit the guideline sizes, but if the kid’s mom isn’t going to block it will the kid wind up disappointed when their afghan suddenly “shrinks” in the wash?

I’m using the Alternating Rib Stitch from ProvoCrafts and the yarn is Sirdar Stampata Chunky that I got on deep discount right before the holidays. It’s part wool, part synthetic and is washable up to 40 degrees C (about 100 F).

We’re going to go back to working on the photo corner tonight as this was with a moderate amount of light coming in through the window and that’s a luxury I don’t usually have. I’m feeling a little bit vindicated though that a couple of lamps and a sheet does NOT cut it, despite what t says 😛 I want a proper lightbox/light tent and that means more lamps and some kind of structure!

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