Sunday, May 24, 2020

Annie’s Afghan Block of the Month Club

While mindlessly scrolling through Facebook one day I kept being distracted by an ad for Annie’s Afghan Block of the month.  It was intriguing, but it was a crochet pattern, and I don’t know how to crochet.  One day I actually clicked the link and I found Annie’s Crafts actually has a block of the month kit for knitters!

I thought it over for a day or so and I finally decided to purchase the kit.  I’m still trying to finish up my daughters top down striped sweater, but this afghan looked like such a neat project went ahead and subscribed.

If you are familiar with quilters block of the month clubs, this is similar.  Once per month you are sent yarn and patterns for a few squares that you knit over the course of the month.  After about 12 months of shipments you have a full afghan, similar to having a full quilt after 12 months.

I’ve never knit an afghan before so I’m excited to work on this!

From purchasing the subscription to receiving my first kit it took about 2 weeks.  The first block kit included a few extras: a size 8 bamboo needle, stitch markers in 2 colors, and a cable needle.

It also includes 2 skeins of acrylic yarn for the first blocks.  The yarn is Premier brand anti-pilling acrylic. Each skein is 203 yards.

The yarn is incredibly soft for an acrylic. It feels more like Debbie Bliss cashmerino, if you’re familar with that yarn.

“Block of the month” is a bit of a misnomer in this case as it appears each month you are given patterns for 3 9.5 x 9.5 squares.  

I’m eager to cast on and get started on this long term knit!  I plan to do weekly updates on the progress including tips on the pattern.

Please join me for the afghan block of the month!

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