Hello my dears. This Friday, January 30th finds my corner of the world sunny with temperature being around 25 degrees. We have had snow on the ground, but a dusting from last night is now new snow on the driveway. I don't have to go anywhere today and plan to spend most of it cleaning house. Doesn't that sound like fun. I've been wanting to share with you some pics of previous and present projects, so today I share this colorful one. It is definitely what I am all about, another scrappy afghan/blanket which is right up my alley.
Oh, how I love this pattern and the simpleness. It is a paid download. I do believe I got it from either Ravelry or Etsy. The download included 2-3 patterns, only problem is that it is located in my Apple iPad Kindle app and right now the iPad is suffering from a completely dead battery that does not want to recharge. I plan to take it this coming week to get it fixed and then I can share the designer with all of you. In the meantime if I find the pattern on either site I will add an addendum to this post and share for anyone interested in it.
Using up scraps isn't the only good thing about this one. You start by making strips, and you can make them as long as you wish. Each color is 5 rows and I did 17 colors to a row. Then you can also make it as wide as you want and I made mine 7 color rows wide. When rows are completed, you crochet around each long row, then whip stitch rows together and then do a border around the entire afghan.
As you can see I have a second one in the works. This one's long rows are being trimmed in a brown. I have one more strip of colors to complete yet, plenty of tails to weave in and the rest of the finishing steps.
I suppose the maker could do pretty much whatever their heart desired with this pattern. I am seriously thinking of doing another one only with some modifications to use up smaller bits of yarn. I'm in love with this pattern. I have plenty of yarn yet, and more stashed away so until the supply runs dry I am still in business.
Then I wanted to treat myself for my birthday. I won't feel guilty for doing something frivolous, buying something I definitely didn't need, but surely wanted. Had Roger been alive and I showed him this, he would have told me to go ahead and buy it for myself. He was a good and generous man.
My favorite color is blue. I loved the design, and have always wanted a nice piece of stained glass in my home. Ironically my youngest daughter took a stained glass class in college and never had the time to make me anything other than a few sun catchers. She made her sister a beautiful framed piece with sunflowers (mental note to self, get a pic of that one).
My motto: when all else fails, just do for yourself what others aren't doing, lol. I hope this posting finds you all doing well and staying busy with what you love to do. I wish I had more to share with you all today. I guess this bit will have to do. So, next time, May God bless you all with His loving grace and kindness. Peace ♥