Another crochet project risen from the dead!
This is a ripple
baby afghan I started no less than 11 years ago for my own daughter,
that got stashed away due to my injuring both hands in a fall down a
flight of stairs when I was 9 months pregnant. The subsequent surgeries
and physical therapy that followed made things like crochet impossible
for a long, LONG time, but I decided just recently to try again and I
can do it for really limited amounts of time. All that origami folding
has paid off & helped!
So time to break out the mothballed projects, yay!
made from Hayfield Pretty Baby 'Changes' yarn from the UK, which in
1999 went for $4.45 a skein at my local boutique-y yarn store, long
since gone. Sheesh...
sure is pretty yarn! The color changes very nicely from shade to shade
and makes for a really nice finished product. I only have 1 1/4 skeins
of the stuff left...I wasn't following a pattern when I made the
blanket and just kinda winged it. So it may work out to be a decent
size or be a bit small. I was wondering why I hadn't gotten more of it
at the time, until I realized how expensive it was when I bought it.
Also, I dunno what I'll do with it, although my daughter has taken a fancy to it!
broke out my 'Future Projects' binder (doesn't everyone have one of
these?) yesterday and was amused by the pink freebie flyers I picked up
years ago from Super Yarn Mart, long since gone. I'd forgotten about
those and it was fun to see them again and have memories of the place
come back...I used to love going there and looking at all that wonderful
yarn. It's a real pity that sewing/notion/needlework stores are
disappearing here in southern California because no one does
things by hand any more (even with the advent of Etsy &
Ravelry!)...you'd think with all our modern conveniences we'd have MORE
leisure time, not less. Oh, you can buy things online, I know, but that
doesn't compare to being able to run out and lay your hands on the yarn
RIGHT when the mood strikes and take it home that day, and being able
to see & touch the various fibers. That's how I used to pick out
what I wanted to work with--by seeing it in person and being able to
I have at LEAST two more half-done crochet projects
lurking out in the garage, too. One is a regular-sized afghan in blue
& green tones, the other a throw in brilliant scarlet
Edit: I just noticed the sticky
note I'd left myself in the project bag for this afghan, which reads
'USE SIZE 'F' HOOK!' I'd apparantly taken the hook out before storing
I had re-started this the other day using a size 'G' hook. AHA HA, that's a good joke on me, how funny! *whimper*
*Rip, rip, rip, rip...*