Tangent #1: Doesn't it make you sad when you give a gift- especially a handmade gift- and don't hear from the recipient? I've always wondered how my friend liked that afghan, or even if she got it. I should have asked her.
So, I guess I should say, this is my first crocheted afghan FOR ME! I didn't really have a plan or pattern when I started, I just gathered up as many little yarn scrap balls as I could find and went to work. I'm using a pretty basic no-brainer granny square pattern with double crochet stitches. I chose mostly acrylics, but I think there's a wool-acrylic mix hiding in there.
Tanget #2: I've been working on it during my knit/crochet group on Tuesdays. I'm really enjoying this group every week... it's a bit of a hike for me to get there but I love the opportunity to sit, crochet, and talk with new friends. Such a stress reliever!
I decided to make a 6x6 afghan... six squares by six squares, that is. It's not going to be a full size afghan, more lap sized, to sit on the couch and cover me when I'm cold this winter. I've finished 17 squares.
Tangent #3: When I do get cold, one of my absolute favorite things to do is turn on our fireplace and toast myself in front of it. Makes me so happy!
I think I'm done with tangents now. :)
So after making 17 squares, I got tired of that and started sewing them together. The only thing I know I'll hate about this project is weaving in all the ends.
I've been weaving some in as I go, but there are lots of tails left. Plus, 19 squares to go!