Sunday, December 14, 2014

Afghan Fever

Yes, it's that time of year again. Winter is great for not just curling up under a cozy afghan, but if you happen to be making it at the same time, BONUS! Here are some that I made within the last two years.

In a previous post I showed the Sherbert Afghan that I made for a friend who kept giving me yarn. Well, that got me started on a quest to make something out of all the yarn she gifted me. These next few afghans are the result of that. Of course, I wasn't able to finish a couple of them, so had to go out and buy more yarn. Then found more at yard sales and thrift shops, so now, OK, you get the picture.

This last one is not finished yet. It's all Single crochet with size G hook, and I just can't seem to make any headway on it. It's all bright colors but it's just going to be slow going. It will be a striking piece though once it's finished.

I have plans for all of the leftover yarn as well. I got this idea from the Medtech at the coumadin clinic, Heidi, who has a booth at local craft fairs and sells these wonderful big crocheted tote bags. Mine are a little smaller than the ones she makes but they are great for storing thing. I use a size I hook and literally any weight of yarn. I often use two or three strands together depending on the weights involved. I can get rid of leftover sock yarn, sport or DK weight along with the Worsted weight. I've also added wool with the acrylics, because they are just tote bags, you don't ever have to wash them. They make great project bags.

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