Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Finished Product

As promised, here are pics of my latest creations. This first one is a scrap afghan called "Confetti Stars". I finished it at midnight last night. I have worked on it between projects for about two years. There are 391 two inch squares in this afghan, which means to finish it off I had to tie in 1646 ends. Thanks goodness I did it as I went along. I love the finished look and I think I may put this at the end of the bed in my spare room. I also included a close up of the border which was so incredibly boring that I thought I would never get done. I forced myself to stay up last night to finish because I was at the point that if I didn't finish it then, I might have put it away for another two years. Glad I didn't, because the finished product is great and the pictures don't really do it justice.

This afghan is "Americana Granny". I love it and plan on putting it on the back of my couch. It's got that old fashioned look to it which I love. The close up square is my favorite color combo, probably because the first 5 rows remind me of Christmas. It actually gave me the inspiration for one of my next projects which will be a Christmas afghan made from these very colors. I'm going to try and design it myself, so we'll see how that goes.

I decided to include this next afghan because it resides on the rocker I was using to take the pictures of the others and I thought, why not? It is another scrap afghan which I made a couple of years ago. Scrap afghans are great because when you look at them, it reminds you of all the projects you worked so hard on, right in one creation. (So it wasn't until I came back to the blog to see if I had comments that I noticed that the next picture is upside down. Normally I would be a little OCD about stuff like that and fix it, but today I am too tired. This is what happens when you stay up till midnight and then try to do a blog at 7 in the morning....)

So that's it for now. I am currently projectless, which always bothers me. I always like to have something to work on, which is why I am going today to buy the yarn for the Crochet-Along. I'm going to do a baby afghan for my nephew who's baby is due in December.
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!


  1. here's the thing...and I'm giving you fair warning. If you put that afghan on the end of the bed in the spare bedroom, it may mysteriously disappear around December 27th. You've been warned.....

  2. I guess I will have to hide it before you come then.....;-)

  3. Love, love these! I have a black afghan too, with red roses on it. My mother made it for me years ago, and every fall it comes out of the hope chest to keep us warm through the cold days. These here are beautiful, you're very talented!