Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Big Finish

The afghan is finished!  I don't think any four words have ever made me happier.  This was by far my least favorite project EVER!  Not because it was the hardest.  It wasn't.  But it was the most tedious.  It took me about 4 hours to make all 42 of the squares. The assembling of this afghan took me 15 hours.  Yes, you read that correctly.  one, five....15!  I've never spent that much time assembling an afghan...and I never will again.  It just makes the whole thing...not fun.  And crocheting is suppose to be fun.  Not 15 hours of "I wish I was doing anything else but this".  I could explain to you why it was so tedious, but that would be tedious...so I'm not going there.  Just believe me when I say...it was hell. 

But, even after all the hell....I LOVE the finished product.  The visual effect is very cool.  I'm excited to give this gift, especially since I will be able to tell the recipient that it is a one of a kind, never to be duplicated piece!  Hopefully they will love it also.

Here are a few pictures of the finished product:

This was taken while I was procrastinating.  I'd already put together two strips and figured out what the process was going to be like.  I procrastinated a lot....putting off the inevitable.  And then I spent last Thursday and Friday doing nothing but assembling. Ugh.

This was the moment of triumph...completely assembled.  Only thing left was to put on the border and edging.

And here it is...finally finished...finally!   Awesome, right? 

So now it's on to the next project.  I have a few in mind and I'm not certain which one I'm going to start next, but I can assure you, it will NOT take 15 hours to assemble :)

Hope everyone is having a happy and productive week!

1 comment:

  1. That is really amazing! Such an illusion and so cool. Really beautiful. What a challenge!