It’s no secret that I don’t care for bobbles. (See how nicely I said that? When I was little, my mother would always correct me when I said I hated something. Just say “I don’t care for that. ” or “I don’t care for any, thank you.”)
However, I was recruited to teach a class at the Yarnery for a group of friends who want to make the Great American Aran Afghan. And, folks, if you haven’t seen this selection of prize winning squares from Knitters Magazine, it is rather heavy on the bobbles, in my opinion. You see, in case I haven’t told you, I don’t care for bobbles, thank you. I will have to come to terms with them, however, in order to do justice to this class. Here is my first square, (designed by Suzanne Atkinson) not blocked, but sure bobblicious. If you want to see how nice this afghan can look, check out Susan Rainey’s version.
As a result of looking at all these squares, and having conversations about the remodeling project and what furniture will fit where, I had a dream that we bought a new loveseat and I knitted an Aran slipcover for it, full of bobbles. Oooh, comfy.