Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Can you say.......crochet??!

Well I sure can! And I did! For months! And months! And I never want to say it again!! Well..............that is, until the next adorable, irresistible  project catches my eye!! Hopefully the blisters will have healed by then!!
But, don't despair, there was light at the end of my self-induced, OCD, hook and yarn tunnel.........This lovely, fluffy, soft as a baby's bottom, afghan.......I just love the bright colors and the scalloped border! 


Actually, it wasn't the crocheting part that was so bad, that was really fun, and gratifying, those little granny squares whip up in no time. 

The part that drove me batty was the weaving in of the ends. UGH! The weaving, and the weaving and the weaving..........oh my.

I have to say it was worth it! I now have a lovely, "decorative" afghan to grace my chair, or my love seat...I haven't quite decided!! 
I say "decorative" because you don't think I am actually going to use it after all that work??? Heavens no! 

Well...........maybe when it starts getting chilly.........
Sock Monkey gives it his stamp of approval!!! 

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15 comments:

  1. Hi Deanna,

    That is a lovely afghan! I wish I knew how to crochet but I'm very impatient and I like quick and easy projects : )

    Thanks so much for dropping by our blog. I hope you can come by often.

    Virna

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  2. Its beautiful ! You have to use it after all that work ! The ends are THE worst part !

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  3. Gorgeous afghan! I haven't made any afghans or blankets in a long time because sometimes, they take forever! Anyhoo, I'd love for you to share this lovely afghan and any other crafts at my new linky party, Submarine Sunday. I hope you'll stop by!

    T'onna
    http://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2012/10/submarine-sunday-1-linky-party_7.html

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  4. Oh Deanna,your afghan turned out so pretty...I don't like weaving those ends in either :) Cute little sock monkey...blessings

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  5. What a gorgeous afghan. I hear what you're saying about the loose ends, I feel your pain!!
    Like your sock monkey he looks quite happy perched up there.

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  6. Beautiful afghan! I used to crochet but have not done it in quite a while. There are so many different kinds of creative endeavors out there but right now, being a bit impatient, I'm dabbling with things that don't take so long!

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  7. That is such a pretty bright and cheerful blanket! I have been working on a hundred square quilt myself, and haven't actually got it out to work on since Spring. I should start working on it again, so i can finish it for winter. It is a lot of work yes, but how rewarding. Yours look beautiful!
    Blessings,
    Susie

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  8. You did a beautiful job on your afghan, Deanna! I love the wonderful colors! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  9. Your afghan is lovely! I don't crochet, but I've done other handwork so I appreciate the hours and hours that go into creating such a beautiful piece.
    Thanks for stopping by. I'm a new follower, Mary Alice

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  10. Really pretty afghan. Love the colors. I don't crochet but my Mom did and spent hours and hours doing it. Because of that, we all have afghans to use and remember her by.

    Judy

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  11. Oh, my goodness! Your afghan turned out beautifully! The colors look so nice and I adore the scalloped border you used. I crochet too and made an afghan for my daughter and her husband last year. I picked a pattern that was a little harder than I would have liked and ended up tearing it apart three times! Ugh! :)
    Thanks fo rpopping in to see me and have a great weekend,
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  12. I love the bright colors! I wish I was so talented, have a great rest of the weekend! Jean

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  13. Laurel, your afghan is Beautiful!

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  14. Your afghan is wonderful. Love the bright colors. I made some squares for one of those years ago and have not put them together yet. I think I was in High School, so pretty long time ago.

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  15. What pretty colours and a lovely finish. I have been crocheting for many years and understand the work involved, but when the results are as lovely as that it is always worth it. I'm now following along.

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Hugs~ Deanna