In the book it is hard to actually see the waves in Bold Winter Waves. The picture has the afghan hanging in a way that they are mostly blocked. The most noticeable thing is that awful background color. I had always thought I would do a black background with bright colors for the waves. What ended up happening is that I asked my husband’s opinion on it. He could not get that color out of his mind. I decided that I would do the afghan in the colors of fall leaves with the background being the color of tree bark. I used Café Latte as the background with Burgundy, Pumpkin, and Gold as the colors for the waves. I absolutely hate the gold color yarn on its own, but I really liked it in this. I loved the Burgundy against the Café Latte. Unfortunately, I feel like the Pumpkin was a bit too bright for this afghan. Josh had gone to buy my yarn for this and couldn’t find a better suited color for it.
I started by doing the afghan by following the directions and finishing off at the end of each color. After doing each color once I decided to just hold the yarn off to the side. The edging covered it, so it didn’t matter. The only bad thing about this is that, since this is one of those afghans where I hold two strands throughout, I had 8 skeins of yarn hanging off of this the whole time. The good thing is that this afghan was quick and easy, so it was finished in two sittings.
This afghan turned out to be one of my favorites that I have made. It is so cozy! I used Red Heart Super Saver as I usually do, but these colors were so soft and feel so nice done. This will be a great one for sitting on the porch on fall evenings.
I’ve officially changed the name of mine to Bold Autumn Waves.