Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Pretty Little Afghan//WIP Wednesday

Last week I felt I really needed a break from THE PUPPY; it was driving me nuts - so I decided to learn crochet. I crocheted 2 small squares first (these will go with others to make a sampler blanket); then I decide to just go for it and start a larger blanket. And thus my Fight Fire Afghan was born:
This yarn is 100% wool, and is simply gorgeous. It's lovely to work with and I think I'm already kind of in love with my afghan. It's not perfect, but then I would expect my first one to be perfect but I am super proud of it and it will always be special.

I did cheat a little bit this week and cast on a instant gratfication project - a quick hat - but that was partly because it's freezing here and I wanted a hat...... and I fell in love with the pattern. I'll be sharing that at the weekend along with a pattern review. I do plan to share my Owls sweater this Friday; it's getting steam blocked tomorrow and the buttons will be added. I want to wear it to Knit Night tomorrow night and to my fair isle class on Sunday.

What are you working on this week? I am playing along with Tami and Ginny!
V xo

P.S - we are now a chicken pox free household; thanks for all the kind supportive messages.

10 comments:

  1. I love the colors of the blanket! And your first FO is always special, even if you had tons before and you only tried a new stitch or something like that.

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  2. You are so quick, I'm impressed. My first crochet blanket is taking ages and is a simpler stitch.

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  3. Nothing wrong with an instant gratification projects. You got something done, and that's what counts.

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  4. As crafters, I think it's great when we mix things up! Lovely little afghan you made.

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  5. It's really not fair. I've tried so many times to crochet and failed. You sit down and immediately are able to make an afghan. :-D

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  6. Wish I could pick up knitting as fast as you did crocheting. I am horrible at knitting though. Congrats on your first crochet blanket, they are fun.
    blessings, jill
    visiting from ginny's yarn along

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  7. Chicken pox! Eeek! I remember that ... 1st grade, last week of school. Worked out great!

    The afghan colors are lovely. Very Eastery!

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  8. You just learnt to crochet?? Gosh that is an impressive beginning, its looking great!

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  9. You are learning fast! Your blanket is looking great.

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  10. You are fulfilling one of my dream: to learn crochet. Cheers for kicking the chicken pox out of the house, for instant gratification projects and many crochet blankets in the future. Have a great weekend!

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