Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Picking Up . . .

. . . where I left off . . .


 I began this afghan last winter using scrap yarn that had accumulated over the years . . . but as balls of yarn were used up, there wasn't enough variety in colors left to continue. So I set aside the project until more scrap yarn was accumulated. Now that it has, the afghan was pulled out of the basket it had been stored in and work on it has begun again.


Crochet is probably my favorite handwork to do, and I am so enjoying crocheting a bit each evening . . . feeling the yarn in my fingers, working the hook through the loops, and row by colorful row seeing the afghan increase in length!

14 comments:

  1. Well I must say for a "scrap" afghan it looks GREAT. :)

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  2. Oh how beautiful!!! It sure doesn't look *scrap-y* ;o) I wish I was closer so I could take a few lessons :o)

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  3. I love the blend of colours that you are using. It's going to look very attractive.

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  4. your scrap afghan is so much prettier than mine. you have masterfully turned scrap yarns into a work of art.
    Mrs.B

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  5. Sarah...the afghan is lovely, as is most everything you make.:-) I am a little confused, however, on the definition of "scrap yarn." I envisioned it being little pieces left over from other projects, but in your photo, these are large amounts and appear new. How did you manage to accumulate so much?

    ~ Betsy

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  6. Thank you, Nabila! I wish you lived closer, too . . . I can just imagine how much fun we would have crocheting, canning, gardening, etc. together!

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  7. Thank you, Elizabeth! :)

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  8. Thank you, Mrs. B, for your kind comment! And I know that your afghan is a pretty one, too! :)

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  9. Good question, Betsy! For a number of the afghans that I have made in the past, I had nearly one skein of yarn leftover in each color and some about half a skein. And since I’ve made several afghans, that adds up to a lot of yarn! And then we had yarn that was leftover from girls group projects (again, under a skein a piece, but still quite a bit of yarn), and I’ve also picked up some skeins at garage sales in colors that I wouldn’t normally use, but which work well in this afghan. So that’s how I ended up with so much!

    Thank you for your kind words!

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  10. Ah, I remember seeing this on your blog before, and hoped you'd show us an update sometime! I love that pattern... I'm looking forward to having enough leftover wool to make one myself! (one day...=)

    You've done such a beautiful job with the colour matching!

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  11. Sarah--the colors flow together so nicely. I really like the differences all the yarns add to make this truly one of a kind. What other handwork projects will you be working on when the weather cools?

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  12. I am glad you enjoyed seeing the update on the afghan, Rena! And hopefully it will be finished this year so I can post a photo of it completed, too. :) Do you crochet with wool, then? It would make a cozy afghan!

    Thank you! It has been fun to match the colors . . . it helps that the yarns are all similar color tones!

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  13. Thank you, Ellen! It has been fun to watch the afghan coming together and seeing how the colors blend. It certainly is one of a kind!

    This winter I am hoping to finish quilting the quilt I worked on last winter (yes, it’s still not finished!) and also a cross-stitch that I have been working on. And I hope to start another quilt and crochet another afghan as well. It’s exciting to start thinking about wintertime and cozy days indoors doing things such as these and also some furniture restoration projects, too!

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Thanks so much for your comment! Each one is read and enjoyed. :)