Oh my gosh, I love this afghan! I have put off making it while at that same time looked forward to doing it. Part of me wanted to use the colors the book lists, because I knew I would never be able to put that many colors together that would look good. (The book lists NINE colors for this one.) I had to give up that plan. Apparently a lot of the colors have been discontinued. At least I haven’t been able to find them anywhere.
I ended up using this as a major stash buster. I would never have expected an afghan made out of scraps to be so visually appealing. Maybe it’s just me, though. Since I didn’t put any money into it, I thought I might use it as a fund raiser for the kids’ 4-H club. We had talked about possibly raffling off one of my afghans with me charging the club what I paid in yarn. I thought this way I could simply donate the afghan without any disapproving looks from my husband. Well, when I told him my plan do you know what he said? “You might want to donate one that people would actually want.” What a turd!
Maybe no one else would want this one enough to buy a raffle ticket. I don’t know. This is part of why I am so bad at putting colors together. If it didn’t hurt my feelings when my husband said it was ugly, it’s not going to hurt my feelings if anyone else does, so what do you think?
That’s my crazy stitch sampler afghan. Now that I’ve finished it my husband says that he’s just surprised to see me make an afghan where the colors weren’t all preplanned. Maybe that’s why I like it so much. Now I’m struggling to choose which afghan to make next and what colors to use.