Friday, December 9, 2011

An Afghan For The Girl

The Girl lap afghan. I don't know why I kept putting off this one Christmas project, but I did. I guess I was more interested in sewing at the time but I made a goal to myself to START the darn thing and work on it for at LEAST an hour a day (even if it was right before my bedtime). I already had the afghans made for the boys so I couldn't present them one on Christmas morning without having one for my only daughter.

The lap afghan pattern was modified from the "Tweed Lap Afghan" in the book Vanna's Choice Color It Beautiful Afghans.

I originally tried the colors shown in the pattern photo (not shown), but I didn't think they looked very good together (and certainly not a color combination that The Girl would like) so I chose new Vanna's Choice yarn colors - Antique Rose (#860-143), Chocolate (#860-126) and Linen (#860-099).

The big hook, doubled up yarn and double crochet stitches certainly make the project go faster than the last afghan I made from this book. The big stitches also make the blanket feel more "thick and squishy", which is nice - like a big hug. But of course, even with the project going faster than others I was still getting impatient and worrying about getting everything done for Christmas (I still haven't started my Christmas cookie baking...)

Finally, Finally, FINALLY, the afghan was completed! I say finally, but it really took just under a week of nightly crocheting. So impatient!

The colors actually look more like the previous photo - not this dark
Only a couple more projects to go before Christmas (if I can stop from adding more...). Now I can get started back on the Amigurumi Lego man!

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