Friday, March 7, 2008

My Warm Project for A Very Cold Winter

I haven't been writing much this winter. I've even noticed some of my favorite blogs might be having similar problems as well. This doesn't mean I haven't been working on anything. I've been putting on several rows of this afghan pictured here with my daughter's kitty, Halle (short for Halloween). I started this afghan many, many moons ago while visiting my mom. My mom always had an abundance of yarn especially scraps from various projects and I didn't have a project with me. I rummaged through several patterns she had and took one of her many hooks so we could crochet together while I visited.

I took it home with me and worked on it very rarely for many years afterward. When she died I didn't get it out again until I was in the hospital laying in bed after my water broke 5 weeks before my daughter was due. Since I didn't go into labor I got to lay in my hospital bed for 6 days hooked up to an IV waiting. I managed to get a couple of rows completed before they had to move the IV to my right hand making me incapable of continuing.

Since then I've lost my pattern and I think I've used 3 different hook sizes but it is about 1/2 done. I'm making it big just like my mom would have liked. My mom always complained that afghan patterns were not big enough to keep real people covered up. Someday I will get it done, someday...week...month...year...


Nan and B.A.G.S. the pug said...

wowwww COOL

btw - due to my studying - I cant make the event this month! I will bring it next month! HUGS!

Still going to Quilt show?

mushroommeadows said...

Is that a cat? Whatever it is, it's so cute! :)

Sorry to hear that the weather is chilly. Hope things warm up a bit. :D

IamSusie said...

I try not to let unfinished projects bother me. This beautiful blanket is looking plenty large to me!

I'm planning to go to the quilt show, but I haven't decided which class I should take.