|Blogging challenges! Today is the first day of the A to Z challenge and the Ultimate blogging challenge. Today’s letter is A. I chose A is for Afghan because I am working on one right now. It’s for a friend who had been diagnosed with cancer.
Above are a few squares that I made. The pattern for the squares came from Jean Leinhauser’s book, 101 Crochet Squares. I used scrap yarn for this project. The yarn was either given to me from the remains of other people’s projects or it was leftovers from my own previous projects. The only yarn that I purchased for this project was the white yarn for the border of each square and of the entire afghan.
11 thoughts on “A is for Awesome project: the afghan”
You did very well.
Thanks for visiting.
Oh, they are BEAUTIFUL!! I really admire people who knit and crochet. I have no talent for it, and even if I did, I'd never be able to sustain the patience it would require.
You asked about our projects. Well, I am writing a book series. Eventually, I intend to put them on Amazon, but I want to have several ready before I do that.
I've written one, my Vision Quest book, and I have several more in different stages of readiness. I'd like to see three or more on Amazon by summer but we'll see.
I've got about 20 ideas. But right now, I am just focusing on the next two. 🙂
Great to connect with you, Alice!
author of The Vision Quest
Alice, your work is beautiful and your motivation even more so.
Looking forward to seeing your A to Z!
Thank you, Mark, Jeanine, and Gail, for visiting. Your comments are very much appreciated. I am very excited about connecting with you this month.
I've been working on a granny square afghan for my son since – oh, September of 2013. I tend to work on it only during long drives. I'll have that opportunity later this month. Alice, were you wondering about adding the A to Z badge or the daily "A", "B', etc. pictures?
Both. I can't figure out either one, Alana. I gave up in sad frustration, sigh.
I used to crochet when I was younger, but it's been many years. I may have to revisit it someday. I'm always looking for projects and my "J" post for the a-z challenge actually focuses on some art projects that I've done over the years. Your afghan looks great. What a special gift for your friend.
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That's nice work, and a great start to the A-Z. I'm looking forward to the rest of the month.
Keith Channing A-Zing from http://keithkreates.com
I have the body of the pig finished, but it still needs legs and details. I think I may miss my April deadline!
I don't even know where I put the owl squares. I need to pick up my hook again. It's been a while.
I like your afghan – it's bright and colorful.
I don't do crafts anymore. One, for me, they weren't all fun and weren't relaxing. Two, now I work full time as the only support for our family and just don't have the energy or time to spend on things like that. But I enjoyed this entry as it reminded me of a granny square bedspread my mother made. She put bright centers from all the scraps she had and surrounded them with black to make the colors pop. She had all the squares made when she died. All made but not pieced together. In a large garbage bag. I'm ashamed to say I don't even know where they are anymore, to have someone piece them together.
Revisit the Tender Years with me during the #AtoZChallenge at Life & Faith in Caneyhead!