Thursday, April 26, 2012


A couple weeks ago, before my Fuse sweater was finished, I posted a few work-in-progress {WIP} shots with another WIP in the background. Lynn had asked about the afghan, so I thought it was time for an update!

Looking back, I realized that I started this project almost two years ago! It's something that I pick up here and there. Some nights I'll add a single hexagon and then not pick it up for another two weeks when I'll get really ambitious and not put it down until I complete a full row. I work on it in stages, first creating a whole pile of the little white flowers with the colored center. Then I use safety pins to attach them to the perimeter of the afghan ~ the color placement is random, but even so I like to pick a color based upon what's around it rather than just picking blindly from my basket. Once I have a whole bunch pinned, I'll grab the grey yarn, add the final hexagon rows and attach it.

Right now it measure about 4x4.5 feet. I'm going for something that will provide full coverage when napping on the couch ~ something big and cozy.

I'm also trying to decide how I should finish the edges. I thought it might be nice to do a row or two of solid hexagons in a different color {either a color that's inside the flowers or one that's not even part of the mix right now}. C wanted a light blue, so I added a few to see how it would look. I'm still on the fence, what do you think?

1 comment:

Lynn said...

Can't tell how much I love that afghan- makes me want to pick up a crochet hook right now! I like the light blue - but I would go for a darker frame- Just MHO though-and thanks so much for the mention, very sweet of you.