Friday, August 14, 2009

Crocheted Afghan

Back many years ago, when I thought I was a knitter (ha ha), I decided to make a John Deere sweater for Bub. He was around two or so at the time and passionate about tractors. I checked and rechecked my gauge, but in the end it looked a little -- odd.

For the past ten or eleven years (it can't be that long ago can it?!?), it has sat in a box waiting for something -- anything to be done with it. Finally, after teaching myself to crochet last summer, I started using up the remaining balls to make a pieced afghan. Who knows when it will be done, or if I'll figure out how to crochet all the pieces together, but it is very enjoyable to sit by the pool or ride in the van with something for my hands to do -- and not have this ever increasingly large blanket covering my lap in plus twenty degree celcius weather. Come late fall however, I may want to rethink that idea. I will likely appreciate the extra warmth. Too bad I don't have any other failed knitted projects awaiting my remodeling :0).

I think I might begin unraveling the sweater and use that wool too.


  1. Hi Deborah!
    How was camping?
    I only have a few knitting successes. I have been knitting a long time and about ten things turned out. I like it though, so I'll keep making oddball objects! I want to crochet, too. I ordered a book to help me. I like your squares - pretty colors!

  2. I wonder if you can incorporate it somehow?

    I had a similar one, not sure if it is still here or not, similar colours.

  3. I think the sweater looks good! Your crochet squares do, too.

    I am terrible with knitting gauge. I can't seem to get it. It's either much too loose or much, much too tight. I don't know how to fix it! I've actually been sitting here this evening, wondering off and on if there's a way anyone could help me with it! I just can't figure it out!

  4. Pom Pom,
    I'm not too successful either. I am hoping crocheting will be more my strength.

    That's a great idea. I'm not sure how I would do it, but definitely worth thinking about.

    When it comes to gauge, I'm lost! If you ever get anyone to explain it to you and it makes sense, let me know. I would love to be able to get it to work for me too.


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