Saturday, April 04, 2009

One Project Finished... Another Started!

First, the finished project:


I completed this afghan a little over a week ago, and it has already found a wonderful new home. This was a 'scrap' afghan made out of some yarn I had left over from some project I had abandoned (or maybe never started). The blue, burgundy, and off-white were in my stash. I added the green because I thought it need an additional color. I was really pleased with the end result, especially since a couple of people (read the hubs and my friend who has claimed the afghan) didn't think the colors were going to go well together. Both of them were surprised and delighted with the finished project.

Here are a couple of more shots that give you a better look at the pattern and the colors:



This is a great pattern to work with in the summer. Because it is done in strips, it is very portable. The strips are also cooler to work on since you don't end up with the whole afghan sitting across your lap making your legs sweaty.. well, except for when you are putting all of the strips together! It is also a simple pattern that doesn't require carrying around a pattern.

I've already started a new project to keep my hands busy.  It is going to be the same basic pattern, but with a really soft yarn called Simply Soft Eco. It is a yarn put out by Caron that is partly made out of..... recycled water bottles! Really! I feel so.... Green! I chose to use 4 colors and soft white for this project.

white BabyBlush

LilacBud sprig


The four colors will be the centers and the soft white will be the accent/connecting color. I thought they would make a very bright 'springy' colored afghan. What are you all doing to stay busy this summer?



Anonymous said...

Everything I tried in my teens came out looking like a huge Food of the Gods pot holder. A huge deformed pot holder. So jealous, but then, truthfully, after several splotchy attempts, I gave up. This is lovely and clearly you've put in a heck of a lot more effort than I ever did. ~Mary

CrochetWithDee said...

I love the colors; so rich! And again, your stitch work is beautiful -- look how uniform they are -- sweet! Can't wait to see the next one! :)


Traci said...

Great afghan! I can't wait to see the next one! I'm working on a baby burp cloth and a shawl. The burp cloth is due tomorrow!!! But I also just started spinning some Jacob sheep's wool.

Gerry said...

I would be so proud of myself if I had made such an afghan. A woman in this building makes very striking afghans. I have enjoyed having several to keep my feet and legs warm since they are prone to get cold in our air conditioning more than in the winter! An afghan is just the right covering. My neighbor, an eskimo woman, also makes sweaters and beautiful beaded watchbands. I wanted one but she charges $100! She is an atisan.

DesLily said...

I still have some afgans I made around the house.. I can't really see use of them if I move back to florida though!... I always enjoyed crocheting afgans.

this one of yours sure turned out great! crocheting is very relaxing.

Monica said...

What beautiful colors! I love home made afghans. I kept the one my grandma made on my sofa until it had holes in it. :-(


~ Lor said...

Another beautiful creation! Wish I could do something like that. I didn't realize they had yarn made out of recycled products too - way cool!

Rebecca Anne said...

It's beautiful! The perfect blanket to curl up with a good book wrapped around you.
Want to know a little known fact about me? Oh, good, you do (smile) I love to crochet and have made alot of blankets in my time. I love working with my hands, accomplishing something like what you've done, picking the colors etc......
Well done!

Rebecca Anne said...

Hey! I'm here making my weekly rounds.........Where is my new entry to read and comment on?

I know, I'm demanding like that~

Rebecca Anne said...

Do you know how many times I've streaked by here just to see if you've updated?

Yay, I'm thinking you need a good dose of 30day/30 entry.