Thirty-five years.

Today my parents celebrate 35 years of marriage. I want to tell them so many things, but above all I hope they enjoy their time together for many, many more years. I love you both!

I wanted to do something really special for them this year, so I chose to make them an afghan. I chose the pattern and the colors to (hopefully) compliment their decor and style. I made it lightweight enough to snuggle under in those brutal California winters. And then I held my breath as I put it in a box and shipped it to California, only breathing again when it landed yesterday afternoon. Here’s hoping they enjoy it!

The pattern: Log Cabin Moderne by Mason Dixon

The Yarn: Elsbeth Lavold Sily Wool

The Needles: US 6’s

The Verdict: Love the simplicity of the style and the ease of knitting, even if the garter stitch gets a little tedious on the larger squares. Will definitely be knitting this one again!


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. christine
    Jun 29, 2010 @ 16:32:33

    mmmmmmmmmm silky wool afghan. Are you kidding me? That’s AWESOME! I bet your parents love it. šŸ™‚ Colors are gorgeous together. YAY!


  2. Chery
    Jun 29, 2010 @ 16:53:59



  3. Lynn
    Jun 30, 2010 @ 13:15:39

    That is beautiful. It looks like you did the same thing I did – left off the last block, in my case a living room afghan would have been large enough for a queen size bed if I had put it on. The colors are great. I am sure your parents will feel your love when the look at it and use it.


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