Wednesday, December 17, 2008

in my spare time

So, a long time ago when I started this blog I had every intention of filling it with creative inspiration and craftiness. But lately all you'll find is life stories about moving and other shallow things like clothes.

Shame on me.

Although, in hindsight, maybe it's better this way. A simple question about what to wear with a certain dress created quite a blogsphere stir. And this observation from my husband: "I can't believe we went to Germany and you get this many comments on a silly dress!"

Anywho...

Remember that afghan I couldn't get enough of so long ago? Well, I've been working on it and this is what I have so far.


When I started out, I thought I'd need 200 or so hexes. Well, this is about 100 and once sewn together, I think it'll cover my two feet. That's all. So I'm crossing my fingers that 600 will be enough.

I'm very happy with the colors overall. Early on my husband requested less pink. So I undid some and just left little bits of pink here and there. When it's all finished it's going to be fabulous. And my first child will be in college.

Because my husband insists that any blanket I make, whether afghan or quilt, MUST cover both of us easily. No such thing as a throw blanket in our house - they're all the size of queen bedspreads.

So I crochet on.

6 comments:

Kevin and Amy said...

Crochet away, Another Stella Day! How wild is it that something spelled "crochet" can rhyme with "day?"

Now down to business...that afghan is out of this WORLD!!!! I mean, it's phenomenal. It's spectacular, it's really exceptional. And it has just the right amount of pink, it really does.

mrsbuckett said...

crochet away my friend! I'm looking forward to getting back into the swing of things after the first of the year and get my craftiness back on. :) Your hexes look so well put together. Nice work...especially keeping a uniform stitch. Hope the next 500 come fast!

Muthering Heights said...

Wow, it looks AWESOME!

Rach said...

Looks good, my friend. I am working on my next quilt.... SPIDERMAN! :)

Susie said...

Best of luck to you - keep on crocheting!! The good thing is - as you continue, the afghan keeps you warm while you are still adding to it. Not that you need that in Texas.

Anonymous said...

Hey, You could always buy one. And its on sale for a mere $278 - Yikes! The afghan looks great Karen, and I love the pink!
Angela