Tuesday, January 21, 2014

another snow post

but not the kind of snow that means you get to stay home and eat chocolate chip cookies fresh outta the oven whist sipping sumpin sumpin in your favorite mug... 

nope ... this one is about more snowflakes that i don't have to shovel...
crocheted snowflake afghan - done

i've wanted to make this afghan for YEARS ... i first saw it in a Herrschner's catalog, sold as a kit ... i am not good with kits - especially kits that are made up of yarn with dye lots - because i ALWAYS run outta yarn ... eventually they sold the pattern, along with eleven other patterns in a calendar format, which i DID buy ... and when it arrived, Auntia fell in love with a sunflower afghan pattern in the same calendar and...

well... 

i forgot all about the snowflakes...
  
fast forward a couple (or five) years ... i was going through the Great Pile of Stuff and found the calendar again ... and remembered how much i wanted to make the snowflake afghan ... i ordered the yarn and, after reading through the snowflake part of the pattern, started crocheting snowflakes... 

thirty of them...

they were fun to make - but something seemed wrong ... it wasn't till i had to make the first blue background block that i realized the pattern's snowflakes are octagons and not hexagons ... i dunno why i didn't notice it before ... i kept making the blue blocks, and getting more and more bothered by how wrong it was to have eight-sided snowflakes ... and, seriously, if i hadn't spent so doggone much money on the yarn, i think i might have just bagged it all up and left it out for the neighborhood cats... 

but it's done now... 

and it STILL bothers me... 

so i gave it to Auntia...


I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.
Mae West

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

It's very purty!

Thimbleanna said...

Beautiful, ruffly snowflakes -- they're perfect!!!!

Mama Spark said...

It's beautiful!!!! Brrrrrrrr we have more snow today too.

Gretchen said...

Although it may be geometrically incorrect, it is still a beautiful afghan.

Isabelle said...

It is indeed lovely. You're so clever.

MamaT said...

Just think of it as really pretty blue stop signs and don't let yourself call it snowflakes!