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.
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?