All is serene. Click on the picture to see what happened in the next minute.
Boy, this afghan weighs a ton! Maybe not a ton but close to 2 kg as I used over 30 balls of Jo Sharp wool. I was an afghan novice and was in a dilemma when choosing for yarn. I'd thought that this will be something I'm going to knit for a long time (it took me 20 months!) and to keep for a long time so I'd better use something of good quality. Little did I think about the after-knit care. Now I seriously have no idea how I'm going to wash this.
Another thing is the joining, the squares are crocheted together and I did it too tightly so there's some bunching up at the borders. For the overall border, I just did a round of dc.
I enjoyed knitting out the different stitch patterns, actually the squares are big swatches to me, I didn't take care to centralize the stitches on the square. Project details are over at the SAL album at my sidebar.
You know some things just jog your memory and bring you back to a certain moment in your life. This afghan brings to me so much memories. When I look at it,
I remember knitting on the sofa with Chung Yi in my tummy and Ji Yuan sitting beside me watching Barney.
I remember the fears and despair during the SARS outbreak last Spring and being worried sick it might affect my then unborn baby. I'm thankful that she's now able to jump all over the blankie with her big sister.
I remember feeling shock and heavy-hearted that my favourite Canto-pop singer and actor, Leslie Cheung, decided to end his life on April Fool's Day last year by jumping down from Mandarin Hotel.
I remember crocheting the borders around the squares like crazy on the bus journeys.
I remember knitting a square while waiting to see the Chinese physician back in Singapore in July to cure my never-ending cough.
I remember contemplating where in the world am I going to have the time to knit and blog at the same time but still went ahead to start a blog though.
I can go on and on but I'd better stop my rambling here as it's already 1 a.m. in the morning and I'd better go and get some sleep.