Saturday, January 30, 2016

sun of a...

flower...

remember when i whined 
(and don't say which time?!? cuz i'm about to tell you) 
about the crocheted snowflake afghan and how much it bothered me that the pattern called for octagons instead of hexagons and i ended up giving it to Auntia?
no?
doesn't anyone ever listen to what i have to say?
no?
what's up with that?!?

anywho...
i was wandering around JoAnns a year or so ago and found a pattern for a crocheted sunflower afghan in the book This Land Is Our Land by Lion Brand ... the entire book is afghans made with Lion Brand Heartland yarns with color names like Black Canyon and Yellowstone and Joshua Tree and Glacier Bay and Kenai Fjords ... so i took the book with me and wandered over to the yarn ... oh yeah, the yarn colors were just as awesome as their names ... but, as is ALWAYS the case at JoAnns, they didn't have enough of any of the colors except the brown to actually MAKE an afghan ... so i found the yarn on line at Fabric.com - and ordered it... 
and received the wrong weight (it comes in worsted and chunky - i needed worsted) of yarn... 
and sent it back and reordered it and received the wrong weight of yarn... 
and sent it back and reordered it and received the wrong weight of yarn...
and sent it back and reordered it and received the wrong weight of yarn...
and by that time i had made all of the brown centers and needed some stinking yellow and green...
 i was getting really, really frustrated...

so i ordered it from JoAnns online...

the yarn arrived and all the dye lots matched and all of the skeins were the correct weight and the colors were awesome and i put it all away cuz it had been months since the original wander and i just didn't care anymore...

and then we painted the walls that buttery yellow and our crocheted afghans really, really didn't go anymore...

and it was autumn and it was getting colder and colder...

and my fingernails were being bitten down to the quick watching my Broncos play football and i needed something to keep my hands occupied...

so i brought out all that yarn and now i have this ... 
pretty little sunflowers all in a row

woo hootie hoo!

The sunflower is mine, in a way.
Vincent Van Gogh

5 comments:

Shasta Matova said...

It is beautiful. Glad all the issues worked out so you could make it.

Pam said...

Wow. You're back. With lots of lovely things. Hello! Happy New Year!

Jennifer said...

Oh - I do like that! Many years ago I was given a crocheted triangular shawl made of sunflowers all in gold, orange and brown......a bit 1970s, but the colours really glow.

Amy said...

You are going to be nice and toasty watching the Superbowl next week. Then you can add victory to the story of making this afghan, and all those frustrations will disappear. It's lovely.

Molly Bon said...

Beautiful! As they say "To every thing there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven!"