Does anyone else think that two projects just isn’t enough? No matter how sensical it would be to finish one project before beginning another, it just doesn’t usually turn out that way for me. There are lots of reasons that working on a particular item wouldn’t fit a given situation. For instance, sometimes I need a smallish project with an uncomplicated pattern, something I can drop at a moment’s notice and easily find my place in again. This is great for waiting rooms or when I need to be paying attention to something else and not spending a great deal of time reading the pattern.
Since neither of the two projects I’m working on right now fit that description, it seemed like a good time to add a third. The second project in my Aug/Sept 06 Crochet Today is another afghan, but it is made of granny hexagons and therefore suitable as a small carrying project. Perfect! I can fill in my project gap while simultaneously moving forward on my Big Project.
|Graphic Granny Afghan|
It calls for TLC Essentials yarn in 8 different colors. As far as I can tell, they no longer make this yarn, so I substituted Caron Simply Soft. My daughter actually liked their color choices, so I did my best to match them. We did choose to use brown instead of black for the edging and I think it is working very well. The colors I ended up with are:
I have no idea why this yarn pic is sideways, but you get the idea.
I try never to buy yarn at full price and Joann’s had a 25% off your entire purchase coupon so I spent $32.48 on 9 skeins.
There will be a total of 60 hexagons of which I have finished two, if you don’t count weaving in the loose ends.
The first afghan I made for my daughter was also hexagons stitched together. That one took six years to finish – it was crib size. Let’s hope that my finishing speed has improved some since then.