Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Finished 2011: Helen's Afghan

Over the next week I'm going to try desperately to catch up with blogging about recently completely projects (okay, 2 of them were finished in say...November...). This is part of my number one resolution for 2012: do a better job with keeping up with posting about finished projects.

So for the first of three unblogged about finished projects, that I actually finished last year:

Helen's Afghan

Made from 20 different granny squares from 200 Crochet Blocks, this throw I literally threw my heart-and-soul into starting in November (as well as made countless purchases of books with different granny square patterns) in order to have in completed in time to be shipped to my in-law's house for Christmas.

It is not a large afghan, but size really wasn't important as putting a bunch of texture into it; including a border that is made from a row of dc, then a row of clusters (each made from five dc), and then a final row of sc. It's also not a heavy afghan, however, it was always a delightfully warm companion to have it on my lap in the evenings as I toiled away seaming the squares together.

And though my fingers ached on most days from the amount of crocheting I was doing at night to get this finished, in the end all that mattered was the thankful text I received on Christmas day from my MIL telling me how Helen (my MIL's MIL) loved it.

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