Friday, September 5, 2008

Cabled Afghan

Now that I have my camera back, and have the USB cord to upload the pictures to my camera, here is a picture of the finished afghan.


As I mentioned in a previous post, I planned to enter this in the Kansas City Irish Fest's knitting contest. The contest theme was cables. My friend Stepheny and I drove to the fest Sunday (it was a busy weekend), and I entered the afghan. There were only three entries in the non-wearable item category, so I was guaranteed to win something. There were two other afghans, one was knit, and the other was crocheted (crochet was accepted as long as the item was cabled).


Yes, that is a 1st place ribbon :) I won a $50 gift certificate to Yarn Shop and More (already spent). I did not win grand prize, but that's okay. It is my understanding that it was a matter of points.

Also worth noting, I knit quite a bit of this in the Irish pub I go to. Speaking of which, it is almost time for Rich to start playing, so I had better sign off.

5 comments:

smariek said...

Congrats on winning 1st place! Doesn't matter where you placed in the contest, the afghan in still gorgeous!!! How long did it take to knit this?

I had no idea that cables could be crocheted! Interesting...

Barbara said...

Wow, what an awesome project. Congrats!

Jean said...

I can't even imagine the amount of time it took to knit an afghan with cable stitches - Kudos to you for all that effort - the results were beautiful.

Sam said...

Beautiful! I adore cables, I'm currently working on the Great American Aran Afghan and I'm considering designing an afghan next, did you work this as one piece?

Zandra said...

Thanks!