According to Ravelry, the pattern for this blanket is available in two places: the knitting magazine it was published in as well as a little book of afghan patterns. So, I went to the magazine website to see if I could order a backcopy of that issue. Nope, it is sold out. Little wonder, I should say. So then I tried to find the book it’s published in. I found two sites that have it. One site had it for about $9. KnitPicks (which I love anyway and already buy a lot of stuff from) carries the book too…and it’s 50% off there. Woohoo!! So last time I bought some yarn from them, I also got a copy of this book. I don’t like any of the other patterns in there at all. But I’d say it’s worth $4.50 to get this pattern. I’m not sure when I’m going to start yet, but it’s nice to have the pattern available for when I’m ready to get my sheep on.
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I can’t even stand how cute this is: http://www.twistedknitter.prettyposies.com/2010/03/counting_sheep.html . The pink makes it uber adorable, but I think I would stick to the traditional brown, tweedy colors called for in the pattern. Anyway, this biiiiig project may be looming somewhere in my future. As this is a blanket, I know I’d tire of working only on this one project really quickly, so it would be something I work on a little at a time. It’ll probably take me at least a year if I decide to tackle it.
SO FREAKING CUTE.
but I’ve never knitted one. I think knitting requires more patience. Knitted fabric certainly shows each and every flaw, no matter how small. Crocheted fabric is more forgiving. I can see minute imperfections, but no one else really picks up on them. So I think I’m going to attempt to knit a blanket for my brother-in-law’s wedding next summer. That will give me plenty of time to get started, fix my many mistakes, and complete the project without stressing about a deadline. I’ll probably start after Christmas.
I’ve already started browsing patterns and have found several that I think they’ll like. More on this later.
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