Saturday, January 17, 2009

Finished Afghan!

I got it done! I'm love'n all the colors. I filled out the Vanna's Choice Contest application today and attached photos, so I'm entered. Who knows...there is a lot of talent out there so I am sure my chances are small, but it would be so cool to win!

Doesn't it look perfect in my chair? It just makes me want to pick up some yarn and a hook and go to town!!!

Growing up our house always had afghans on the back of the sofa and a chair!! My grandmothers both crocheted so my mom had quite a collection of afghans...and I remember loving them even as a little kid. Guess I come by it honestly!

This is my own design, I did not use a pattern. I simply selected about twelve colors I liked and began crocheting my squares. I kept the cream color in each square to try and keep them tied together.

Here it is laying out flat!

Last night I could not get to sleep. I think I was anxious over Brad leaving, my mind was racing so I got back out of bed and look what I did!! It's surprising what a big hook (Size P) and some worsted weight yarn can come out to look like!! It works up quick, and this is so soft and has a lacy feel! I see more of these in my future.

Okay, this little creature cannot turn off the cuteness!!!! Look at her! We are trying to switch to dried food, so while at Petsmart I picked up this little toy for her. She loves it....and to see her run around the house with it hanging out of her mouth is absolutely heart warming!!!!


Mary Grace McNamara said...

Dawn, your afghan is beautiful. I'm really glad my entry is not in the same category as yours!

Thanks for your info on uploading the pictures for the contest. I decided to have mine printed at Walgreen's and I'm just going to mail my entry in. I'll be posting pictures on my website once the contest is over.

Good luck to you. Perhaps we'll both be winners!


devonaz said...

Oh Dawn it turned out beautiful..I am hoping you win ...and the scarf looks lovely...and what a cute puppy dog..give her a hug for me...Thanks for posting pictures and keep us posted on the contest..

Anonymous said...

Wishing you luck on winning... the afghan is beautiful. The new scarf is pretty, too. Thanks for the link to YouTube earlier in the week. Thanks for inspiring me to try more. Debb

Just be happy! said...

In my opinion, you have a great chance to win - your work is gorgeous!!!
Love the colors, the neat stitches...
Is that toy a squeaky one? My dog loves noise makers!

Homeschool Mom said...

This is really lovely.