Hi everyone! How was your weekend?
Okay, enough small talk. You all read the title of this post, I know what you’re waiting for… So get ready for a lot of pictures of my first ever completed groovy-ghan! :)
Pattern used: my own groovy-ghan pattern
Hook size: 5mm
Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK
Hours spent: At least 8, and probably more. I’ve been working on this on and off for three months, but the last half was done in the last week.
Size: 1x1m (39×39″)
Happiness level: 100%! I am completely in love with this afghan and I miss it already… (I made it for a customer)
I made the border with a row of sc’s around the entire blanket, then a row of *sc 1, ch 1* in a lighter red, and then another *sc 1, ch 1* in the chain 1 space of the previous round, creating the seed stitch. A simple border for a complex looking afghan!
I made this baby afghan for a customer who’s daughter was due with a baby in February. I got commissioned to do this back in October, and started working on it in November. But of course, Christmas happened, so I spent the last three weeks working on it like a mad women ;) When I just started this it seemed to fly off my hook, and then when I put if away for a while the rows seemed to be never ending… But then I was past that magical point, you know, when you’re clearly done with half of the project and the end seems so close by… And once I hit that mark, I finished it in no time. I spent two or three hours on the border, I was working so fast I could feel my wrist protesting but I couldn’t stop because it was so close to being finished! And then that final stitch, getting rid of the ends from the border rows (fortunately I had already worked in the ends from all the groovy rows, that was a chore I tell you…) – it was the best feeling ever :)
The baby was born last week, a little too early but everything is fine and he even got to go home later that week :) I hope he likes his afghan, I made it with a lot of love!