|Close up! I honestly don't remember the yarn I used. I think it was probably Red Heart Super Saver, and I am pretty sure I bought the yarn at K-Mart, back in the days when they still sold yarn.|
|Here's the magazine's photo of the completed afghan. Sorry for the blur.|
|I know! My cats can't believe it either! It was not easy taking these photos as Romeo (far left) and Audrey, were VERY interested in the MOTHER of all balls of yarn!|
|It's a criss-cross stitch pattern. Oh, and I'm using Lion Brand Jiffy in Country Green.|
|I thought maybe you could see the "X's" better in this photo. Meh.|
|Here's the book where I got the pattern. Copyright 1998.|
Here's the photo of the finished product. Sorry for the blur. It was hard to keep the book open to take the photo.
I would like to say, more often than not, these days, I tend to prefer yarns that are made from natural fibers or at least a blend of natural fibers. 100% acrylic has it's place, but I don't normally buy it much these days --especially not for something that is going to go against your skin like an afghan. I say this, knowing full well that one of my next projects will be an afghan made out of acrylic yarn...but it's softer than the old stuff --really! Also, I have another afghan planned that will be using yarn from my scrap stash, and this will be a combination of acrylics and natural fibers.
|Just have the edging to finish.|
|Here is a photo of the original blanket from the pattern booklet. Apparently, I suck at taking photos of photos.|
|Here is the booklet containing the pattern.|
I am still working on the sweater for my husband:
|I got a bit further on the body, and have begun one of the sleeves.|
|A closer look.|
I still have the ear bud drawstring bag to finish, but I haven't worked on that at all since the last time I posted about it, so no progress pics today. I finished the beanie for my son, so you'll see that on Friday.