Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Finished the afghan!

I don't have very good photos, but I've finished the Red Heart super cheap acrylic yarn afghan I've been working on for a while now.

Here's a closeup of the pattern stitch:

I will have to take some better photos for y'all, because I really love this afghan to pieces (hopefully not literally). I'm going to write up the pattern ASAP and make it available, but be warned: it requires both knit and crochet skills. The brown sections are crocheted, the beige are knit. The really great thing about this design (she says, patting herself on the back) is that it's so easily memorized and so portable while you're making the strips, so you can take it anywhere and do it while doing other things, like watching TV or chatting with friends. Then you assemble it all with crochet, which to me is easy. And it looks perfect on my couch! Next time I'm home during the daytime I'll take some indoor shots so you can see what I mean. (Don't like beige and brown? Imagine it in blue and black! Or pink and purple! Or cream and dark green!)

Go me :-)



Indeed! Yay, you!

April said...

WOW!!! I am seriously impressed! It looks fantastic. What a great job, I can't wait for the pattern so I can make one for PRR. And if it's made from Red Heart I doubt you need to worry about loving it to pieces. Undoubtedly, it will survive the next apocalypse.

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty - you deserve to pat yourself on the back! I can't wait to see the pattern; I'd love to make one (maybe even two)!

Earin Marybird said...

So,this is why you've been so quite on the blog. It's gorgeous!

Here, let me pat you on the back too!

jae said...

Go you!! quite an endeavor to knit a blanket size anything.

lemmie pat back too

trek said...

Go you, indeed! Looks fabulous.