Knitting

Meander Mondays

It’s time.  I’ve been working on this project for a very long time, putting it off for other things far too long.  In order to get this finished, I’m declaring Monday ~ Meander Day.  There.  I’ve put it in writing.  Now it’s official.  I’ll have to do it.

Wondering what in the world I’m talking about?  Well, here’s T’s Greek Meander Afghan.

Checking back on Ravelry, I started this in June, 2008.  T had been after me for some time to use a Greek geometric pattern in an afghan.  After lots of searching, I found the Greek Key Afghan by Linda Cyr, ordered the book Quick Knitted Afghans and got to work.  The brick/terra cotta and black yarns represent pottery colors.  When I had almost reached the half-way mark (6 key repeats) the afghan was becoming pretty heavy and I thought I might just make it a bit smaller, more of a lap size.  T decided he really wanted a large afghan and wouldn’t it be nice to add some black banding similar to the bands of black on Greek pottery.  So I added bands of black ribbing on each side of the middle key.  Now the afghan was not only getting heavy but a little cumbersome.  I was getting distracted by other, smaller projects.  And then I discovered lace shawls.  The afghan was neatly folded and over time worked its way to the bottom of the WIP pile.

Well, T really would like to have his afghan, and it’s time for him mom to get back on track.  So here’s my plan.  Monday is Meander Day.  I’m pledging now to work only on the Meander Afghan each Monday until it’s finished.

So . . . only 3.5 Greek Key bands (246 stitches across, 20 rows to each band) needed to finish the length, then a black border around the edge.  Wish me luck!

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4 thoughts on “Meander Mondays

  1. Wow, I admire anyone who makes an afghan, Janet! This one’s going to be very pretty. Are you using circular needles? That’s supposed to help with the weight issue….don’t know though as I’ve never done anything nearly that huge.

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  2. That is beautiful. I love the colors. Can’t wait to see it finished. What a great project for cold winter evenings. It’ll keep you warm as you work on it.

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