Friday, June 29, 2007

Around

Do you know what these mean? Yup! All the seams, including weaving in, for the blanket are done. Then I just had to go around and around again to create a border. (As if going around and around for each square wasn't enough!) And when all was said and done I had this:

Isn't it pretty?!
2 Skeins of Lion Brand Pound of Love in white
Border Lion Brand Pound of Love in turquoise
I am sooooo happy with the result. I was tempted to keep it or make one for myself. Who would have thought? Those who know me or have read for a while know that I have an aversion to squares. I think that aversion may be abating thanks to this blanket. Yes, there was a lot of sewing, but it wasn't that bad with 8 inch squares. Yipee! I did it!
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O.K. so on to the next project...
This is the first 15 rounds of what I have dubbed the Patriotic Blanket. It had several false starts. I'm using Red Heart and was surprised to find it so stiff and scratchy. I've used it before. It suddenly occurred to me that I've been working with wool and baby soft yarn for so long that "regular" acrylic felt strange.

I actually abandoned the first red I chose because the dye made it too stiff. I realized from checking the skeins that the lighter colors were more pliable and somewhat softer. So, I switched out the dark red and navy blue for "Red Hot" and "Royal". the picture doesn't do it justice, but it is really striking!

And then I made one more change. It seemed to me that a square lapghan might be awkward to use. So, I made it rectangular. I wish now I had actually made it longer. Ah well, that is what adventures in crochet are all about. I'll know better next time! =-D

Have a nice weekend.

9 comments:

FaeryCrafty said...

Very pretty!

SleepyEyes said...

OMG...I am in AWE.. AWE!!!! You did a fantastic job on this afghan. FAB-U-LOUS!!!!

NH Knitting Mama said...

Nice job!

Jackie said...

Wow, that blanket is spectacular! Great job G!

Leanne said...

The afghan is lovely! Nice job!

Nichole said...

Gorgeous - I just sent a link to your post to my Mom who crochets.

Melissa said...

So beautiful!! Makes me wanna learn (again) how to crochet and make one for me!

Melissa

Joanne said...

You have lots of patiences to make an afghan with multi squares...I have lots in bags, never finished, never saw their mates, never a blanket! I commend you! I rank you...Crochet Princess! I am assuming a gift...Lovely

Gigi said...

Thank you Joanne! I've never been a Princess before. LOL Have you seen the Babette blanket? I bet you could fit all those odd squares together into a beautiful blanket. =-D