I have not been on here in far too long. That stupid slip stitch afghan made me want to put down my yarn and give up crocheting for a while. That’s what I did. I was about a quarter of the way through that afghan when I set it aside. I picked it up a few weeks later and couldn’t remember which row I had done last. I ended up taking the whole thing apart and haven’t gone back to it, yet.
I decided to work on the granny square baby afghan. It’s a much smaller project to get back into crocheting after getting so irritated by the previous project. Plus, I change colors a lot which will keep my interest in it.
I also have a couple of great reasons for working on baby afghans! One of my cousins will be welcoming a little girl in March. I also have a friend who will be having a little boy in April. The afghan I’m working on now that I’ve finished Baby-Soft Granny is for the boy.
I was supposed to use sport weight yarn for these afghans. I’ve realized that I don’t have enough respect for the recommended yarn weight for afghans when it’s not worsted weight. I chose to use Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton. It’s a little bit thicker and heavier than sport weight but not as heavy as worsted weight. This meant that I ended up needing more yarn than I had originally planned, and the afghan is probably bigger than the book had intended. It still works great as a baby afghan. I just really like cotton. Who doesn’t?
The colors I used were White, Sage, Royalty, Rosy, and Pewter. The white was used as the background. I had intended to put the Rosy and Pewter together and the Royalty and Sage together. When I started somehow I confused myself reading the pattern, and the colors switched partners.
The finished product is similar to an Around The World pattern in quilter pattern language.
I like that the edging is left without making a straight line to smooth it out.
It’s so delicate and sweet looking that I can’t wait to give this afghan away!
I’m really hoping to get some more work done soon. Last week I received a parcel from my dad that had two afghans his mom had made and a bunch of her old patterns. I can’t wait to work with them! I’ll post pictures of her afghans in a future post. I would try to include them in this one, but my daughter immediately claimed them, and they are currently in her bed.