Friday, June 27, 2014

Sam's Afghan

Roxy approves of my progress. The pattern is Cool Breeze Baby
Ripple Crochet pattern (free) from Red Heart. I used Bernat Roving
yarn in taupe with an N (9 mm) hook.

I'd say I'm about two thirds done. Still have about a dozen rows to go and then I have to think about a border. I screwed up around the 12th row and forgot to crochet in the front rather than the back loops so they is a funky stitch line but she'll never notice. Most people would never notice, unless the blanket was carefully examined by someone with an eye for detail. I love the yarn, at least I thought I loved the yarn until I researched the care instructions for what I am assuming is Bernat Roving yarn.  I am assuming because I found bags of yarn in a mill end bin at Crafts 2000, my favorite place to find discounted yarn. The care instructions are to hand wash and dry flat due to the wool and acrylic fiber content. Wool. I love wool. This particular yarn is a single ply and feels so silky and drapey. So, Sam will have to hand wash this blanket. (Like that is going to happen.) Still, at eight bucks for a pound of beautiful yarn, it was hard to resist. The total cost for 3 pounds of yarn for the afghan was $24.00 plus tax. We leave to move her to NYC in just a few days so I need to finish it. So she can have it. For her apartment. In NYC. Far from home. (Big sigh). It isn't that I don't want her to go--I do. Did that sound terrible? This is her dream. She has worked toward this for years. I just want her to be okay. To be safe. And not lonely. And not sad. And to not have regrets. I better get busy. I don't want to have to wrestle with Sam's afghan in the van. Besides, I'd roast to death.

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