Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Christmas Striped Afghan

I started this Christmas striped afghan back in October and I am so pleased to say I am done!

It was fun to work on over the holidays but once they were over I was tired of working on it!

 It is big. Huge in fact, maybe too big. It is big enough for a queen sized bed which is why I became so tired of it, too heavy to have piled up on my lap. It kept me warm though! I think I need to stick to smaller afghans for awhile.
It is now for sale in the shop.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Vintage or not?

Oh boy how I love this afghan. It is unlike me to use colors that are a bit muted but I felt the need to change things up. These colors seem vintage to me but that is just me. I love brights.

I struggled like usual with the arrangement but my son helped make the decision this time.
"In rainbow order" he said. So I went with it. He was right I think.
I am so happy with the way it turned out! I thought out of my box this time and the results are fabulous if I do say so myself.

Here it is, all done and for sale in my shop.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Rugby on Ice

Spring has sprung for us here in the mountains. Although it is still snowing on occasion, the creeks are flowing and the sun is shining more than not. It has been another dry, easy winter. Which is nice but our town needs the tourists who come up for the snow and we all need the snow pack for the water content. So it is a win/lose situation.
I took Rugby out for some adventure recently and she was lovin' the water. Fresh, icy mountain water.

In fact she seemed to want to get in it! She kept walking out on the ice.
I found these bright orange feathers and I wonder what kind of bird they came off of. The orange looked so nice against the soft green color of the sage. I may have to make an afghan with those colors. Hmm...

Oops! This is what Rugby looks like after she falls through the ice into the freezing water.
Shake it off girl, warmer days are on the way.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Fiesta Bright Afghan

I have finished a few more afghans! Two of them made from these fabulous 'squircle' squares above.
The white ones will have to wait until I get some more white yarn, bummer.
It is very satisfying to work up a whole bunch of blocks, whip them all together and Bingo!
  The arrangement is always a bit time consuming but that is just because I have trouble making up my mind.

I lay them out in various configurations and photograph each option. It usually makes it easier to make a decision once see the layout in a photo.
Once they are stitched together the border begins and my fingers fly. I love the way this border turned out, so bright and summery.
Here is the finished afghan. Ahh...bright, warm and so so sunny don't you think?
It is a festive fiesta in an afghan!
It is up for sale in the shop. Yee Haw!