Tuesday, June 4, 2013

As Promised!

Hi All!
I'm sharing my Granny Square Afghan today. 
I made one for sweet daughter and I loved it so much 
that I wanted one for our bedroom.

 It was pretty easy and I really do love how it turned out.

 It weighs a ton! 
And I'm sorry but I didn't keep track of the number of skeins of yarn. It was a lot!
 Funny thing is I always thought that an afghan was an inexpensive gift. 
I mean money wise, obviously they are a labor of love.

With 4 colors, and a minimum of 8 skeins per color... 117 squares.... there were at least 32 skeins total.  This was pricey... Yarn isn't cheap any more. And I didn't use just the $2.99 SuperSaver 
stuff ...  There was some $6.00 a skein stuff in the mix. 

 As much as I love this one.... I am going to give the granny squares a rest and see if I can find something new....
 I'll have the instructions (as best as I can figure them because this was a total improv) 
posted on my Ravelry page in the next day or two. That button is on the side bar of my blog.

So that is what has kept me from house work!

I can't wait to use it this winter.... 

What have you finished lately?

I'm joining in for
Show & Share at Southern Lovely
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday


Red Rose Alley said...

I saw your afghan on my blog and just had to come over and take a peek. That is so special that you made this for your daughter. She can keep it forever. My sister knits and crochets, and I have always thought it was such a talent when one knows how to.

It's so pretty, you did a great job.


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Liz, I love this afghan, it is so pretty and it is really big too. Wow, you have been so busy. I use to knit but havn't done any for years and years. This makes me want to start a project again. I love it. Hugs, Mary

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I am trying to type on my Ipad, so this is really a mess. Obviously this is Marty

Anonymous said...

Hi Liz! I love your granny squares afghan! Love the colors you used too. It really looks nice on your bed. I crochet too and made an afghan around Christmas time for me! Granny squares! :) Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sherri B. said...

Liz, that is such a pretty afghan! The colors go together so well and the edging gives it all a special touch.

Your bedroom is so cozy..perfect for having sweet dreams.

I haven't finished anything..still working on it all. xo

Pamela Gordon said...

Your afghan is gorgeous. The colours are so pretty and summery although it's weight will be wonderful on those cold winter nights. I also like your fun new nail colour in the previous post. Have a great day! Pamela

Faye said...

Your afghan is beautiful! Maybe your next one will be the Flowers in a Row...it's the easiest and the most enjoyable crochet project I have ever done....and the quickest!

Debra at HOMESPUN: http://www.thehomespun.com said...

This is gorgeous! I love the colors, your room, everything.

Just finished a quilt the other day. Doing the happy dance :)

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Afghans are truly a labor of love, because they do require quite a bit of money and a hefty amount of time. Yours turned out just beautiful.