Wednesday, March 28, 2007

My Vintage Stripey Afghan! :O)

This is my first afghan, years ago I started a plain white one, but only did a few rows, and never finished. So this is really my first one, I taught myself to crochet about 5 years ago, and really I only know the basics, but I have fallen in love with crocheting and love it, and I plan to do a granny square afghan for Hubby with the same colors, but the light blue will be the background, and I might add a dark pink for some centers of the squares, and a big afghan for our bed, with those colors too, lol, don't know which pattern yet, maybe a ripple? I am obsessed! :O)

I have to first of all before I go on, thank Alicia Paulson for her inspiration! It was her ripple afghan you can see it here ~ http://rosylittlethings.typepad.com/posie_gets_cozy/2007/02/ripple_finale.html#comments

that gave me inspiration to do my own! I acutally went out and got yarn and started it, no, "oh I want to do that" but never actually do it, I really did it!

Also Alicia inspired me with her gorgeous granny square afghan she is working on here ~
http://rosylittlethings.typepad.com/posie_gets_cozy/2007/03/getting_the_gra.html#comments

isn't that beautiful too! You must read her blog, it is awesome!

Anyhow so I chose colors that I love and are in my decorating, I think that the green and brown tone down all the pastels so it doesn't look like a baby blanket, and for some reason it makes it look more vintage to me. I am loving it, I love the stripes with all the florals, and the multi color is so pretty, plus it makes it more fun to work on, to see how it develops.
I did end up making a pattern as you can see, I can't help it, I am anal, lol!
The colors are, in order, brown, light pink, turquoise, white, medium bright pink, green, cream and light blue.
I am just doing a double crochet, three rows of each color. Yes, the second row of brown is a little bigger than the others, I kinda screwed that one up a little, for some reason I decided to add an extra loop and stitch, kinda like a double and half crochet, except for that doesn't exist, duh! Oops, oh well, handmade imperfections give it character, right? RIGHT?? LOL!

In the above picture I have the afghan on the couch with my comforter I made out of vintage sheets and on the other side, Shabby Chic brand fabric, and the little pillow is made from fabric from JoAnn's, and the big pillow with blue flowers is vintage sheets too.

Above is a close up of it, I am currently working on the second row of cream.

And below is where it will reside when it is done. I am so happy with it!

The pillows on the left are the JoAnn fabric, and the blue with pink flowers is Shabby Chic you can buy it here ~ http://www.shabbychic.com/merchandise/bedding/sc_bed_pllw_poplin.htm

it is the boudoir pillow sham in bella rose blue, I am in love with Shabby Chic fabrics and pillows, and have tons of their stuff, in pillow shams alone, I have 17 or 18 of them! Oh my! If Hubby counted them all he would cut me off! :O0 But more about that in another post.

So that is my work in progress afghan, I am truly enjoying it and looking forward to doing more.


6 comments:

Starz said...

Easter decorating is so much FUN!
Where's the Easter Eggs??

Starz said...

OOPs, I meant to comment on your Easter post. And . . .I put my glasses on and NOW I see your glittered eggs. LOL

Erin D. said...

Hee, thats ok Starz! LOL!
Thanks! :O)

Ya, unfortunately my camera isn't the best!

Lea said...

I just love the colors - you cannot feel down surrounded by that cheery palete!! your afghan is coming along nicely- keep it up, girl!!

Erin D. said...

Oh I know, I love those colors too! I couldn't live without them! I even dress most of the time in those colors too!

The afghan is coming along a little slowly, but it will get done! I just keep working on it a little at a time, I can't wait to finish it, but it is fun doing it, I am enjoying it.

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