Thursday, February 17, 2011


I can't believe it! My afghan is FINALLY finished!!! I think I'll have a glass of champagne to celebrate -oops, not quite yet! Maybe a glass of sparkling pomegranate juice instead. ;) But really that was just shy of a year in total. You can see it in progress here and here. It has been epic, and I am VERY pleased to strike this one off my list!

I used the free Stripes! Blanket pattern from Lion Brand.
I made a few small changes to my blanket, one of them being that I used five colours intead of twelve.
I used Vanna's Choice yarn as they use in this pattern, but the colours in mine are:
Mustard, Olive, Terracotta, Colonial Blue, and Chocolate - in that order.

As in the pattern, using double crochet, I changed colours every two rows. The colour sequence was worked through a total of ten times, ending with an additional two rows of the yellow (which I started with as well) for a total of 102 rows (as opposed to 96). The length is just perfect for getting cosy on the couch with. The entire blanket was bordered in five rows of single crochet with the Chocolate.
I am oh so happy with it, and am now wondering what oh what will I fill my beautiful basket with now??


  1. YAY! It's beautiful!!! Perfect for cuddling!

  2. Awesome job it looks great on your couch!

  3. Yay looks amazing! What to do with the basket? Start knitting this baby sock monkey - someone knit one for Marshall and it is so cute. I am about to start one for my nephew xo

  4. Congratulations! Doesn't it feel sooo awesome to finish something you can't wait to use??? It looks perfect too! :) Good job Janie!

  5. Thanks!
    BWB - That monkey is way cute! My knitting skills are pretty weak, but I would love to try it.
    Rina - It feels SO good! To actually have something you use and need that you were able to make yourself is the best ever!

  6. Thats some awesome knit pearls you got there

  7. Well, JimmyD, she really does want some pearls....I'm just sayin'