Thursday, July 15, 2010


I finally finished the ripple afghan. It took me almost 4 months. I was able to crochet as a sort of therapy to 'clear my head' during the time of my Mom's acuteness.

As I said in another post, I used Attic24's pattern. I followed her colors, but not quite. (cannot obtain her colors in 'my' version of the design.) I am satisfied with the entire project.

I set it on the lawn in full sun to see how the colors would be in real light. [during the couple of minutes, that it took me to photograph it, the afghan got very warm in the sun--89F and 80% humidity--must make mental note to remember how warm it was, and store it vividly for use in mid-December when the temperature will be 18F below zero, and 20% humidity]

Placed it on the bed, and I am so glad that it fits p-e-r-f-e-c-t-l-y! It surprised me that it did; you know I do not measure the things that I make for me--simply 'eyeball it' Seemed quite wide while I was crocheting.

All folded up.

As you know it is immensely satisfying to complete a project. It may bring you a smile to see the finished work.
Note: When crocheting a large piece--in summer--it is easy to keep the entire project to the side so none of it lays on the lap. I find that in knitting or quilting--unless you have a quilting frame--the work remains on the lap.
I'll leave you with this:

"She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple." Proverbs 31:22
In His hands, ^__^


BellaMama said...

Luuuuvvvvvv it!!
How long did it take to make? How much time did you devote at a time?

It's really pretty!

bayith said...

I agree, you did a great job and the afghan is beautiful!