24 June 2012

Afghans--1 Down and 1 to Go!

A dear friend commissioned me to make 2 afghans. She sent me the yarn (way too much yarn) and has already paid me by gifting me with  a new Kitchen-aid mixer. She is such a kind person and a friend since we were in  junior high  (aka middle school ) back in the late 1960s. We had an afghan planning meeting via land line and Internet and we decided to use the Hills and Plateaus Throw pattern from Red Heart. We did decide to make it a bit longer than the pattern called for so that there would be plenty of head-to-toe length to snuggle with on cold evenings. Here is the completed afghan and a closeup view of the pattern:

I think the black row gives a 3D look. This afghan is going to a 49ers fan.

Last night, I started the 2nd afghan. This one is for a Vikings fan. Not much done yet but you can see the bold colors.

We decided to make purple the main color and I think that was a good idea.

I need to make something special to gift this friend with. She only wears natural fibers so maybe a wool scarf might work. I think I may have enough blue yarn in my stash or maybe I'll splurge on some bamboo yarn. I do believe I have time to figure something out.

I'm still not caught up showing you what I want to show but that's okay because I have something to write about for another few days. :)

Y'all have a great week!


  1. Love it! And you've all ready got a good start on the second one. Way to go. Wish I was that disciplined! Nice colors on that first one too.

  2. Nice job with the 49er afghan! Thanks for the link to the pattern.

  3. That afghan is gorgeous! Speaking of Bamboo, I was drooling over some bamboo crochet thread I saw in Michaels, it was in beadspread weight size 10. I have got to get some, it felt so wonderful to touch. You could also try out some hemp yarn.

  4. They both look very nice; I like the pattern.

  5. Thanks everyone. Pammy Sue, I don't know about disciplined, my ufo pile has grown quite a bit recently.


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