4th Quarter Hue Shift Afghan Done!

Hue Shift Afghan Q1-4 wide

Mitered squares are done!  I finished this last quarter of the hue shift afghan faster than any others.  I’m really eager to finish this off but of course there’s the seaming and that border.  Since I don’t hate myself I have been weaving in the ends along the way.  I can’t recommend this highly enough!  Can you image having 200-ish ends to weave in just when you thought you were finished?!?

Each quarter took between 30-35 hours each.  This includes weaving in all the ends and of course making mistakes.  I’m guesstimating the seaming & border will take about as much time as one of these quarters did.  That leaves me at 80% done but that’s still exciting.  I need to pick a new travel project since the blanket will be too big & heavy to carry with me!

Nice Easy Project

 

Hue Afghan Yarn

Onto my first (planned) step to regain knitting ground; a nice easy project. I picked the decor kit for Knit Pick’s Hue Shift Afghan. While it’s a big project it’s also repetitive enough to get me started.  Some research into Ravelry turned up the Hopje’s décor color modifications where the quarter squares colors are flipped.  Like many others I like this version better than the original.

While I waited for my yarn I practiced with some Brava Sport I had lying around; I really need to inventory all this yarn I’ve bought over the last few years!  I must have been feeling patriotic based on how my practice turned out.

Hue Shift Afghan Gauge

My gauge is not the perfect 5” squares so I’m a little worried about running out of yarn as  other people on Ravelry reported. Okay, I’m almost certain I will but I’ll take that into account if I ever do a second afghan.  Two notes for myself based off my practice squares: first the cast on gauge is critical for non-wonky squares and borders, second I’m looking at about a 150 hour project.  This will be a huge accomplishment towards getting back on track and I’ll have an awesome blanket at the end!