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Friday, July 2, 2010

First complete afghan of the 'A Granny a day 2010' challenge!

As having a red, runny nose and itchy watery eyes is not a terribly good look, I will wait until my cold is gone before having my photo taken wearing my new fabulous, Frida skirt.

Instead ... I shall unveil my long awaited first 'A Granny a day 2010' project.  It has actually been completed for over 2 weeks, and has been in my bedroom where I have been able to gaze at it proudly for hours on end.  I have also wanted enough spare time to be able to blog about the afghan it all its magnificence (as you may be able to tell I am ever so slightly pleased with myself - it's so much better than I imagined it would be).

So, here it is, just a little section for a starter ...

then, just look at this stylish mitred corner, worked in double crochet ...



the whole thing ...


another pic because I want to ...


Mundane details:  I used Spotlight Basic 100% wool, 16 x 50g of cream, and 6 each in the other 3 colours.  I had a bit of yarn left over, but always better to have too much than too little.  I used a 4 mm crochet hook, and made 120 squares, and worked 7 rows of double crochet as the border, making 3 stitches in each corner stitch from the last row to make the mitre.  I was going to do a picot edge to finish, but liked the simplicity of the straight edge in the end so stopped right there.

It's so lovely and warm and soft.  And it's stopped my husband moaning about being cold.  See, crochet solves many of life's little problems.  You should try it :)

2 comments:

Sally said...

It is marvellous. What a wonderful blanket. You should be beaming with pride! I love your colours and your border. Beautiful. Elegant and truly beautiful.

It is such an awesome feeling gazing at the finished product isn't it?

Kimberlee said...

That is gorgeous. I love the purple and gray. Visiting from your link on the 2010 Sewing Challenge page.

~Kimberlee
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