Then, this spring, I decided to take a knitting class at our local adult school. It's great! The very first class the teacher, Fayne - who has been knitting for 60 years - cast on some stitches for me so I could get right to the knit stitch. I chose an easy project for my first knitting venture.
I'm using Inspiration yarn that I got at Michael's. It's a worsted weight acrylic yarn. I didn't want to feel guilty about not knitting well with really good and expensive yarn so I went with something inexpensive and basic. I've chosen to use three colors in my afghan as the pattern calls for. The pattern also calls for doing squares in 3 different patterns. One patter per color. I've decided to use 6 different patterns, 2 patterns per color of yarn. I've divided the square chart to reflect that.
I have decided to use my turquoise color yarn to do garter stitch for 10 blocks and another stitch for 7 blocks - I haven't chosen that yet. I'm using the bright sienna color for seed stitch and another undetermined stitch and the grey yarn will be done in both moss stitch and rib stitch. So far, I've made mistakes in every square. Ah well, I've decided to use the less than perfect blocks so that this afghan will show my knitting progress as I hopefully improve. Here is the stitch plan.
I am open to suggestions for the other two stitch patterns. The pattern needs to make a 9 inch block, the cast on needs to be between 32 and 37 stitches and I'd like a pattern that looks the same on both sides.
Here are some of my very less than perfect blocks and stitches. I'll post improvements and additional blocks and patterns as I go.