Saturday, May 17, 2014

Flower Garden Afghan

Something that I’ve been busy with… finally finished!
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One hundred percent Ninja approved. Honor loves it too, which is good, because it is for her!

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Ninja kept me from spreading it out very well, but it is about the proper size for a twin bed.

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A close up of the border. And close-ups of some of the squares.

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This is another ‘scrap-ghan’. A blanket made with scraps. Many of these yarns are some that we’ve had for some time. Honor picked out the rainbow yarn above when she was about 3yo – I’d often let the kids pick out favorite string to play with. The solid yellow is a color that I’d bought to make hair for a doll.

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The turquoise is some very old yarn that my aunt gave me. There were a number of pastel colors from baby projects that I’ve done over the years, and a nice purple from a doll dress I made for Honor when she was about 2yo.

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Each square is different. I had a book of granny squares and had fun trying each pattern.

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By the time I ran out of these scrap yarns, I’d made 54 squares. Enough for 9x6 square afghan. Honor picked out a nice green from the background and border. We had thought the patterns and colors looked like ‘flowers’, so the green made for a good leafy/grassy foundation.

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This was actually a great project for Kuwait. It’s too hot here to carry around a large project, Except for the last bit, stitching it together and putting a border on it, I was able to carry around the squares and work on them a little at a time. Even with the full border on each square, they were only about 12” square and easy to work with, even on hot days.

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5 comments:

brenda reece said...

This is gorgeous. Great job.

Nomads By Nature said...

What a cool project with wonderful layered memories in each part!

Annalyn Reed said...

OMG that is so beautiful! I totally forgot that you crocheted. Julia tried to teach me but I never
got the hang of it. Glad Ninja likes it! :) Does Honor crochet?
Love and miss you guys!

Connie said...

Honor has learned to crochet a little, but hasn't practiced much. Brian has probably done more than Honor! Neither of them work at it much though. Maybe when we move back to a cooler place? As with any hobby, you have to want to make something to really get into the process... and it's really too hot here in Kuwait to start a new hobby using yarn :)

Toni said...

It is just beautiful and something that she will cherish for the rest of her life. Especially since all the yarn has a special meaning.