Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Afghan redo and a hot pink, green and turquoise pig!

Ok, so last time I posted I was going to border my afghan with red, well, it didn't look as good as I thought it might, and although I liked my afghan, it wasn't quite right, and I really wanted some red, and realized it would be better in the afghan than around the edge, so I decided to put that partially done afghan aside (I may finish it at a later time) and start another one, I needed to get the colors right, colors that made me happy. So I used most of the same colors, just eliminated the brown and cream, and added the red yarn. It was perfect, the colors go together so well, the red gives it pop, and the soft blues and pinks soften the red. Much more cheerful looking now, and has all my favorite colors! :O)

So here is what I have done so far, still quite a ways to go, but I am getting there.

It was hard to start all over again after having so much done on the other one, but I wanted to be perfectly happy with it, so it was worth it!

That's my cat Speedy on the back of the couch, her favorite spot! I think the cats are really going to like this afghan, they love fuzzy yarn stuff to sleep on.

I made this afghan wider than the other one, I like that better. Plus, being a first time crocheter, I noticed my other afghan was getting wider as I went on, oops, a rookie mistake, so I am being careful with this one that it doesn't do that, so far so good!

Also, I made the stripes on this one two rows of double crochet instead of three, I like that better. I am really happy with it, I just smile when I see those colors together!

So on to the hot pink, green and turquoise pig, LOL! This pig is a piggy bank, my Mom said she thinks it was mine as a kid, but she can't remember! It does look like it's from the 70's about. I love it so much, it's such a cute happy pig, and she even has eyelashes! She has one ear broken off, but hey, we all have had a hard life right?? ;O)

Here is a close up of her, isn't she pretty?! What a happy piggy! She reminds me of my childhood, the 70's, and summer.

That candle, the Our Lady of Guadelupe candle, I got that at Big Lots believe it or not!

So that's what's been going on with me, sorry I haven't posted in a while, I have some medical and chronic pain problems, so sometimes I just am not up to posting, but I will always be back to post later!

Coming up soon, some kitty pictures for my friend Elaine, a dish of pretty goodies I am working on, and a photo frame I am going to decorate ~ but not sure how yet ~ paint, rick rack and vintage flowers? Ribbons? Shells? Hmmm.......

Have a great day! :O)