Thursday, 21 August 2014

Afghan Adventures Part 1

Oh my, it's been a while, hasn't it?

When I was eight or so, I started an afghan.  It was simple enough; 200 stitches long, all single crochet, worsted weight yarn.  It was about five years in the making, and while I loved it, it never quite felt finished, and it wasn't well made (I was eight, after all).  So I've decided to redo it.

Yes, I am fully aware that this is quite an undertaking, and a foolish one at that, but I feel like I owe it to myself to have it done right.

Here we have Diesel helping me point out the flaws:

For starters, the afghan started with 200 stitches, and unbeknownst to me, quickly shrunk quite early on.

Looks like I've got a scalloped edge.

I didn't know how to properly change colours either, and therefore I wasn't very good at weaving in ends ("Leave a long tail," Mum would say.  An inch or so is long, right?  Right?).

Lastly, I had all these little bits of colour, just odds and ends, and I want to take those out.  As much as the afghan is a hodge podge, no matter what way you slice it, I want it to feel a little more uniform.

Diesel tells me that the afghan is great and he loves it just like this, but trust me Diesel, you'll still love it after it's been redone.  And I'll love it too.

1 comment:

  1. One heck of an undertaking. Lets just hope that it doesn't take you forever and a day to finish it.

    I love the new addition though. A Diesel afghan could be the new fad!!