Since it took me a while to decide which afghan I was going to make this week, I never did get around to posting ahead which one I chose. Harvest Gold is one of the ones I started with what I had. My daughter looked at it while I was working on one of the strips and said she wanted it. Since the end of that week (yesterday) was her birthday, that made my decision on which afghan I would finish.
The design of this pattern makes me think of the pineapple doilies my granny likes to make. That meant my only choice for color was white. Yes, I could use something other than what she uses, but it just felt right. I can’t make doilies. I can, but that thin thread cuts my fingers when I work with it. It’s like having paper cuts all over my hands. OUCH!! So not worth it.
This one was really easy to work up. There were eight strips that had to be crocheted together. It looked like it would take forever, because each strip has over 100 rows. Once I started working on them, I realized it was a much faster job than expected. It probably took about an hour per strip. I would have been able to post this a lot sooner if I hadn’t had such a busy week.
As of yesterday, I officially have a nine year old daughter. We didn’t have time to do a birthday party. She gets to spend this coming weekend out of town doing one of her favorite things, so I think it will be made up to her. She has a dance pageant. She has spent most of her time lately practicing for that. She even spent several hours of her birthday at the studio. She has competed before, but this is her first pageant which includes an interview. Being the child of the 80s that I am I’m so excited that she’s doing her first lyrical to True Colors by Cyndi Lauper!
Anyway, this afghan used 2 Super Saver skeins that cost $6.27 each (the store actually brought the price down from $7.44!) and 1 regular skein that was $2.77. The total was $16.23.