Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy Independence Day!

Can I keep it mom?
Happy 4th of July! It is fitting that I finished the Patriotic Throw this morning...sort of. Why sort of? Well, I decided that it was not going to work as a lapghan for a few reasons:
  1. It needs to be more rectangular. I should have been brave and made the starting chain longer. (Adventures, right?)
  2. The throw was getting HEAVY and it wasn't full size yet.
  3. Although it has softened as I worked, the blanket is still somewhat stiff. This one is my fault. I wanted smaller openings so used only a single chain between groups. This decreased the flexibility. I won't do that again.
  4. I ran out of white yarn, and given the above decided, not to go get another skein. Instead I added a few rounds of the blue.

So, taken all together, my course of action became clear. I wasn't making a lapghan as I had thought. I was making a snuggle for the Snuggles Project! If I needed any proof of this the photo shoot did it. I couldn't keep Peneenah away from the snuggle once I'd laid it out on the floor! She just wouldn't leave it alone. Cat stamp of approval.

Enjoy your holiday everyone!

Pattern notes: Red Heart Super Saver in Royal, White, and Hot Red. Based on this pattern. Last white section only four rounds. Two rounds of border in Royal. Starting chain of 8, single chain between groups, two chains in corners.


Jackie said...

What a perfect FO for today! Great job.

Lapdog Creations said...

Awww... great snuggle!!! Sometimes we work in strange ways, huh?

Lora said...

Love the colors!!! Great job! Happy 4th to you too.

FaeryCrafty said...

It just wanted to be a snuggle :)

Gina House said...

That came out so cool. What a fun afghan. And I think your mom should let you keep it. Really. Come On, Mom!