Wednesday, January 09, 2013

New crochet project

Right after Christmas I felt the urge to purge my yarn stash.  I have quite a bit of yarn and much of it is in halfway finished projects.  One crochet project in particular was calling my name.  My mom has a beautiful old afghan in a scrappy (colorful) pattern that I absolutely love.  I looked to find the pattern for years and when I saw it in a magazine I bought the magazine right away.  Then I bought a whole bunch of yarn and began to crochet the afghan in no particular color order.  I got about 1/3 of the way finished and realized I did not really like the way the colors were all looking together.  And if there is one thing that I have learned from years of projects - if you don't like it while it is in progress, you won't like it when it is finished.  So I frogged (pulled it apart) the whole thing to rearrange the colors and start over.  And there it sat in nice balls of yarn for a long time (maybe years - I can't remember).

This time I cut a sample of each of the colors and ordered them several ways until I found the way I liked best.  This time the afghan is going to be loosely rainbow ordered.  It is bright and cheery and really a great winter project because the yarn is a big soft wool and acrylic blend and keeps me warm as I crochet.  I finished one repeat of the pattern before we left for Disney.

I don't know if it shows, but this is going to be a big afghan.  I love it already.

1 comment:

Sylvan said...

The old afghan was made by your great grandmother Annie Rebecca Denison as a wedding gift to me and your Dad when we married. I still love it though haven't used it in quite some time.