Saturday, January 11, 2014

The First Finish of 2014!

Oscar is modeling for me on the completed Yale colored afghan. I started this way back in early 2011 even though I didn't post about it until May. That means it has taken just about three years to complete.

It's a fairly large afghan as my son has a queen sized bed. Each square is eight inches, with the afghan containing 12 by 8 squares with 1 1/2 inches of border, for a final size of 99 by 67 inches.

I made a simple shell edge for the border, the original was much more open and frilly. I like the denser design better. It's all packaged and awaiting a trip to the post office. Since it is still winter he will get a few more months out of it before it needs to be packed away for the summer. For the information on yarn, colors, etc., please click here for my first post on this afghan.

It feels so good to get something finished, even if it did take three years!

The guys I live with went out hiking today in Anza, which is somewhere east of San Diego. I have the whole house to myself for several hours, and I plan to make the most of it. I'll closet myself with the Celtic Hearts Blanket, and will post on that in a day or so.

I didn't make any New Year's resolutions, but I am trying to not buy any new fabric or kits that I don't need. Instead, I am trying to finish what I have and clean out some of my stash.


  1. Il tuo Oscar è fantastico sopra questo bellissimo plaid, molto bella la tinta. Anch'io mi sono riproposta di non acquistare niente di nuovo, ho tante di quelle cose arretrate che non so dove mettere le mani. Buon anno e buon lavoro

  2. It looks to me like Oscar has his eye on something and is about to jump out of the photo! But he is a good model nevertheless.

    Congratulations on the finish! It looks quite cozy and nice. :D

    1. He wasn't too happy about modeling. He is 17 1/2, and usually pretty grumpy unless there is a dish of tuna in front of him.

    2. Really? I would have guessed half that age -- he still looks pretty perky! Maybe you riled him up when you asked him to work for his living. :)

  3. Very pretty afghan. I love the blue and white.

  4. The afghan looks lovely and cosy - I'm sure it will be much loved!


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