This has been a very trying week as far as getting any crocheting done. On the bright side, I should probably finish next week’s afghan this evening or tomorrow morning.
Is it wrong that I chose to make an afghan whose name says it is pink with green yarn? Maybe, but that’s what I did. Out of six babies I know who have been born in the past year one is a girl. It’s just a safer bet to use a neutral color when making a baby afghan just for fun, with no specific plans on to whom I will be gifting it. I did think I would be giving it to a baby who was born the week before last, but when my plans were changed due to not having enough yarn, I got a better idea which I’ll tell you about with next week’s afghan.
Anyway, I used Caron’s One Pound Baby yarn in Mint. I was supposed to use worsted weight, but since this afghan goes by the number of rounds instead of a certain measurement, I figured it would be okay to use this. I was wrong. Although this is a slightly lighter weight yarn, I ran out of yarn with just two rounds left to do. I think I have fussed enough about that already.
The first skein of this that I bought was $5.97. When the same store finally got one skein back in stock, it was $7.44. The total cost of this afghan was $14.21 with tax.
It turned out nice. The only thing I really don’t like about this is the beginning. I’ve never made an afghan that started the way this one did. It has a string of yarn loose in the middle that I need to weave into it. I hate weaving in yarn. This one has nowhere to do it properly that I can see, so it’s probably going to look a little funky.