Monday, September 24, 2012

Circular Afghan for Baby

Thank you so much for the warm welcome back to posting. I appreciate that you still stop by even though it’s been a while.

Here’s a project I worked on that seems to have sparked the flow of creative juices. The teacher that Amy had last year is pregnant. She is the same teacher that Jessica had when she was in 2nd grade. This means we have a pretty good relationship.  Anyway, of course once I heard she was going to have a baby, I wanted to make something for her and the new baby. I decided to make an afghan. Originally I wanted to use teal because that’s one of the colors she said she was using, but I couldn’t find a good teal color, so I opted for yellow instead. And I liked the idea of making a circular afghan. It’s sort of like an oversized doily!

Here’s the finished project:

103_0092I’m really happy with the end result. It wasn’t hard to do as it’s mostly double crochets (my favorite stitch). The color is a lovely buttery yellow, so snuggly!

As I was working on this project, I had gone into Michaels for something and they were having a demonstration using some yarn I’ve seen in the stores, but had NO clue as to how to use. The gal showed how to knit the yarn and when you are done you end up with this:

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Isn’t that neat? On the last picture, you can see what looks sort of like a web. I thought that you had to add that to the yarn, but it’s already there! It’s from Red Heart and it’s called Boutique Sashay. You are basically just working with the top edge of the yarn and as you are doing the stitch it starts to become all curliqued. So neat. I had this done in a couple of evenings(because I had to get the hang of knitting again). Love the colors too, so rich and fall like. You can see what the yarn looks like in the skein to understand why I had no clue until the demonstration.

So, working on these two projects is what sparked the creative juices. Yay for fun projects!

Thanks again for stopping by. Hope your week is off to a great start!


Alanna said...

What a great afghan. Such a nice present that you made.

Happy Crocheter said...

Oh Jeanne! I love the baby afghan and the scarf. You did such a wonderful job on both of them. It's good to see you back.


stampmonkey said...

Your baby afghan is beautiful and the creamy yellow is such a soft and pretty color! It's a gift to be treasured for sure.

And I love the frilly scarf you've made. The last time we were at JoAnn Chloe thought that yarn looked really intriguing, but (along with so many other planned projects) it's still waiting to be turned into something pretty.

SO nice to see you posting again!


mE said...

gorgeous, gorgeous!! That is a beautiful scarf and love the afgan. She will LOOOOVE and treasure it, too :)