Thursday, March 19, 2009

It's Finished! - finally






I saw the cover of the book Crochet Collection by Leisure Arts and I fell in love with the afghan.

The 4th picture is the afghan draped diagonally across my queen size bed. The 5th picture is the boys lying in the floor next to it (to get an idea about the size of it). It is huge! I didn't expect it to be so big.

I bought the book in 2006, but after I bought the book I was afraid to buy the yarn (I had never done a project as big as an afghan before and didn't want to purchase the yarn and then never start the project). Shortly after I bought the book, Frank's sister said she bought a bunch of yarn and wouldn't be able to use it and wanted to know if I was interested. I said sure (not knowing anything about the yarn - I figured I could find something to do with it). When she brought it to me it was white, burgandy red and navy blue. I knew immediately what I was going to do with it. I only had to buy 1 skein of white (and I had a skein of red and blue left over).

I started the afghan in early 2006 (when the weather got warm I quit working on it). I put it aside for the summer and I forgot that I had it. I found it the other day and now it is finished!!!!!!!!!! It is my first afghan. I am redecorating the basement and I believe that it will go with it perfectly.

What project are you working on?

~Jena

2 comments:

Lana said...

Jena.. It's so awesome!!! (now make me one lol). Isn't it funny how when you wait, the thing you were wanting or needing kinda comes too you. I've found over the past few years, the more patient I am the more things just fall in my lap (for 90% off retail or better yet free!).
I love the afgan a lot, now, no koolaid around it boys, LOL

Amanda from Faith, Food and Family said...

Wow! That's beautiful! You did an awesome job! Did you get my email about my DH? Wasn't sure if it went through or not.
Hope you're having a great day!
God bless,
Amanda

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