Monday, February 16, 2009

Afghans... a wonderful way to spend sometime!

I don't like to sell my afghans, rather I would much rather give them away. That's one of the main reasons that I'm a Blanketeer for Project Linus. I try to make at least one afghan each month for the local Project Linus chapter..



A very good friend of mine (another crafter), just became a Great grandmother!! She knows my body of work quite well and knew that I loved to do afghans. Even so, I was really quite surprised when she asked me to make a blanket for her great grandson. I was even more surprised when she told me that she needed to have it in the post by the end of the week. With time to buy yarn, did a quick 'stash dive' and came up with some shades of Caron Simply Soft. With no real pattern to go by, I decided that a 'Mile a Minute' would be the easiest method. The resulting afghan is 7 panels wide and each strip is 50 rows long. I just hope the baby will love it as much as I did making it.

5 comments:

ennadoolf said...

I love how the colours turned out! Beautiful blues!

Gina - RoseThistleArtworks said...

I love the blues, too! I am amazed that you were able to make such a lovely blanket in a week! Wow. I'm sure that baby will love this handmade blanket. What a special gift.

gaffergirls.com said...

BEAUTIFUL..
so glad I popped in for a visit
mona & the girls

PussDaddy said...

It turned out really nice. I am crocheting an afghan, too. And it is shades of blue. I am using a pattern out of a book. I chose a simple pattern because it has been a long time since I last crocheted. It is made out of strips of different shades of blue, and I hate to say it, but I am on the computer so much, that so far I have only gotten one strip done.

PussDaddy

earmark said...

that is lovely! Great blog and a fun story to read!