I decided it was time to tackle knitting an afghan. After thinking about it for a while, I chose the characteristics I wanted:
1. Comprised of discrete chunks, ideally 10-12″ squares.
2. Each square different enough to keep me interested, but not so challenging that I would have to watch a chart. This was going to have to be “stupid TV-watching knitting,” or I know I would never finish it.
3. Minimum number of decisions to be made. A log cabin blanket would fulfill the first two requirements, but it would also need almost constant decisions on which color to use next.
Have you gone browsing for afghan-knitting patterns lately? Because I have to be honest with you, a lot of them are pretty fusty. Old-lady-ish, not to put too fine a point on it.
Amazingly, Joann’s Fabrics had the pattern book for OMG SHEEPS (technically the pattern is called “#37 Sheep Afghan” but whatever). I bought it with my “50% off” coupon, then bought three pounds of Vanna’s Choice acrylic yarn for the knitting.
And I was just planning to brag about how much my stash had dwindled! I was down to about 17,500 yards before my OMG SHEEPS purchase!