Or rather: finally pictures of a finished throw,
since I actually finished this one rather quickly.
But man, it took me ages to make the photos.
Anyway, when I came across this pattern online.
I just couldn't resist and I had to make it. Pronto.
Let me elaborate a bit on how & where I came across it...
I saw this Obsession Afghan ;-) mady by Twyla from Two Crazy Crafters,
and loved the pattern at once.
The pattern is from another blog: The Adventures of the Gingerbread Lady.
Where the Gingerbread Lady is so kind to share it with us. (Thanks!)
It is an addictive pattern. Once I started I couldn't stop.
I decided it would be the perfect stashbuster.
Except that it wasn't...
Because after a couple of rows a certain colour scheme appeared
that I quite liked. So I ended up buying lots more of aqua and ocher yarn, and added a hint of green.
(I just can't do it, letting go of the colour control freak inside me. Oh well.) In the end I used at least ten different shades of aqua, and quite a few ochers too.
Like I said, it's an addictive pattern,
I finished the actual blanket within two weeks.
Then it took me some time to add all the fringes.
(As you might remember: I bored you with it in at least two blog posts.)
I didn't want a 'proper' border because I wanted the stripes to fade out, as it were.
Hence the fringes.
By the way, I found it difficult to make a decent picture of this throw.
Something to do with the stripes?
Anyway, I hope to make much more blanket with this pattern.
I made a few changes to the original pattern:
- I changed colours after every row (instead of every two rows).
- The stripes are in the width of the blanket (instead of the lenght).
- As said, I didn't make a real border.
A hook of 4.5 mm did the job, I used lots of different brands of acrylic yarn. (Some really, really cheap ones as well, think 'Zeeman' if you live in The Netherlands...)
Some yarns are actually a bit thinner then others, but I actually like the structure that gives.
^ BTW - why does my arm look huge in this picture? ^
I really really really enjoyed working on this one.
So off you go to the Gingerbread Lady to make one yourself!
And I'm off to finish another blanket. :-)
♦♦♦ Have a lovely weekend - or what's left of it...♦♦♦