And I saw the cutest coconut tree I've ever seen so far:
Up to this point, you must be thinking, "Mmm ... she's been talking about something else ... she's not been knitting this weekend." Well, you are darn right ... I didn't do much knitting ... but I've been finishing! All the knitting for the afghan squares were finished last Friday and they are now sewn together:
I was too excited to start sewing that I didn't even block the pieces. Last time it was a nightmare for me to sew up all the squares for the afghan ... but this time it just went a lot more smoothly. Knitting in long stripes is certainly a good idea as I only have to sew up vertically five stripes, therefore no more thick and clumpsy joints like last time. However, this is not an FO yet because I still have to add an edging to the whole thing. Last time I crocheted the edge:
It is nice and crocheting is fast and easy. However, considering that most of the squares of the new afghan are texture-patterned, an edging that is less "lacy" would be more suitable. And I found this from Nicky Epstein's Knitting Over the Edge (a lovely and inspiring book, if you ask my opinion!):
As suggested in the book, this edge can be knitted on or sewn on separately. I tried the first and found the result not too satisfactory. So, I would be knitting the edge separately and sew it on later. Considering the length that I have to knit, I think it is not inappropriate to regard it as an independent project ... LOL!