Finished the second afghan I was working on. It was a quick one with a large hook and large lacy pattern. I think it turned out nicely with the pattern featuring the beautiful yarn. Next I'm moving on to the afghan for my oldest daughter.
I started it last
night but may have to tear it out as I think the hook is not large enough to
meet the gauge. The two rows I did are only about three feet wide. This will
make it more shawl like than afghan.
I'm using Patton
Metallic yarn which I had a hard time getting and cost a fortune. However, it
is worth it because the yarn works up beautifully. It is a silver color and looks like spun
silver. It is soft and beautiful.
Every time I start a
new project I’m excited to try something new.
I think this is why I don’t often do the same pattern twice for the
larger projects. I do for smaller
projects because they just work up nicely and multiples are more likely to be
needed (like for dishtowels and other household stuff).
There is an
anticipation and excitement of whether I’ll like the project, be able to do it,
and how it will turn out. It is exciting
to see it develop. It is generally only
the projects that take forever that I end up getting annoyed with.
After this afghan I
have one more to do and when they are both done I’m going to work on a project
I’ve been wanting to do for myself (hopefully) as well as the smaller projects
I need to start for gifts.
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