Sunday, December 30, 2007

Out of Order..

Or commission... or however you would like to put it, but I have a muscle strain in my right hand and can't really do much crocheting, which is a major bummer. I'm sure I'll be fine, no time for a sob story, but I probably won't have many crochet projects to show. I'm going to try and take a break for a while (sniff, sniff) to try and give my hand some time to rest.

I do have a neat project to show, though I can't take credit for it. It was an afghan that I have inherited, or it has inherited a home with me until it gets finished. The parents of my high school friend passed away and this was all they had left of their mom. So they gave it to my mom to finish. She is left handed and wasn't' sure it would look the same. Anyway, somehow it found it's way to my home to be finished. Silly me, I was certain that I knew the pattern and could do it. I wasn't as smart as my Aunt and Grandma who said they couldn't figure out the pattern (who have been crocheting for... forever). Anyway, I guess it will have to wait until I get more time, and a hand that works properly. Won't it be gorgeous when it is done?

Dimitri has already claimed it for himself. Surprise, surprise!


Crafty Christina said...

That looks very similar to an afghan in one of Vanna White's books. I don't think it is exactly the same, but it is made in panels with diamonds like that. Might be worth a look. I think it is Vanna's A to Z Afghans if I'm not mistaken.

Its really sweet of you to finish it for them.

Hope your hands feels better soon!!

Laurah said...

That's very kind of you to finish the afghan. Lacy diamond patterns like that are pretty.
I made a two strand blanket last year and I held the weight of it in my arms (not smart). I had to stop crocheting for a couple months and even then it wasn't completely healed. It's so hard to stop though! I wish you a quick and speedy recovery.

Rebekah said...

Oh, I'm sorry to hear that you have to take a break from crocheting.

I love your finished afghan. The pattern reminds me of an afghan my grandma made for me when I was younger.

Anonymous said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.