Monday, January 16, 2012

Timeless Blue and White afghan

Completed this afghan last week.  I have to say this is one of my very favorites.  The pattern was simple but not to boring when you have to make 63 squares.  I have always loved the old Blue and White china and this beauty picks up all that old feeling.  :-)

I used "I Love This Yarn" so it has a wonderful soft hand to it.  The pattern was from Leisure Arts Presents "Afghans for All Seasons"  published in 1993.  I hear that there are more volumes but this one doesn't have any notation of a volume number so it maybe the first they did.

This is a view of the afghan flat out on my work table.

Close up of the corner details

I made this afghan for my church craft group.  We have a Craft Fair every year to sell the crafts we make over the year.  I don't know if this will be the raffle item or a silent auction item.  If it is the raffle item I may have to buy some tickets to see if I can win this one back... lol

Saturday, January 7, 2012

New Year Project

Well it's a new year and one of my resolutions is to blog more consistently.  I have some pictures of my end of year projects but will put them in another post.  This post will be about the afghan I am making for the Craft Fair this year.  It is called "Timeless Blue and White" from the Leisure Arts book, Afghans for All Seasons.

This is a copy of the picture in the book 

I haven't totally finished it yet but I thought I would give you some pictures of the in progress squares.

The First Colorway (17 squares)

This is how the centers for the next 46 squares looked before sizing and hiding tails.

The centers after sizing and hiding tails.
The second colorway thru Row 4.
Second Colorway (18 squares)
First square of the Third Colorway, 27 more to go  :-).

So that is where I am at, at the moment.  Can't wait to get to the assembling stage, all the squares will be crocheted together not sewn. 
Be back soon with more progress  :-)