Monday, February 25, 2008

Slow progress

I don't think that this afghan should be called Jacob's Ladder but it should be named "the longest, easiest, most time consuming afghan you will ever make, but it will be beautiful". Okay, maybe it is a little long, but it describes it wonderfully. This pattern is super simple and easy. A good beginner pattern. However, it takes a long time. You must be patient in making this and be willing to accept inches instead of feet at a time for progress. All I can say is "thank goodness for color changes." If I was doing this pattern out of one color instead of three, I think I really would go crazy. It is taking longer than I anticipated ( I guess I thought it would only take me a few weeks, but it hasn't). It will be large enough to fit our bed though, so it will be worth it. I started it because I had extra yarn I wanted to use up. But now, I need to go buy more because it is going to take a lot more than I had. It is coming along nicely though. If I stopped working on it today, it would be big enough to cover my shoulders down to my belly button. I don't think that will work, so I must be content with the slow progress I am making on it. (I have been braiding it as I go, maybe that is what is taking up all the time. Do you think?)

My motivation for finishing this afghan is this afghan. I just love it! I love the colors, the pattern, the shapes, the front and the back. Everything! I oh and awe over this photo weekly. (Is that considered stalking?) I just love it. Have I mentioned that I love it yet?

Okay. Enough said. Who knows if I will ever get around to making one, but I do love to stare at this one on flicker. I have bought yarn for me. Me! For the purpose of making a project for me! I can't decide between something like this or the wool eater. I love them both. But I think I will only have yarn enough for the ripple. Time will tell, I must finish my "the longest, easiest, most time consuming afghan you will ever make, but it will be beautiful" afghan first, before I start one more project. I just like to look.


Laurah said...

The afghan is looking good! I love the effect of the Jacob's laddter stitch on the color changes. Sounds like you've got a lot of it done already!

CraftyAshley said...

Yeaa! I was wondering how that afghan was coming along. So what are you going to bring to work on Thursday?

Crafty Christina said...

I love the colors you're using on the Jacob's ladder. Its very earthy. Its going to be really beautiful when its done.

That wool eater is awesome looking! I'd never seen that before!

Debbi-a1 said...

You're doing great on the afghan! And making yourself something is nice. The wool-eater afghan looks great. Good luck.

♥.•*Carol T*•.♥ said...

Me again!!
this afghan looks so good, how far have you gotten on it??
I don't blame you for wanting to re-name

Anonymous said...

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

Jan said...

I was crawling around the net the other day looking for some help with Jacob's Ladder when I stumbled across your blog. I found the pattern in 1985 in a craft store in Houma, LA, but didn't know the pattern name until recently. Haven't picked up a crochet hook in about ten years and only did so about a month ago to make a blanket for our associate pastor's wife's fourth child. I found the Jacob's Ladder pattern and was able to adapt it to a smaller hook and baby yarn. Talk about slow! I crochet and crochet and crochet and it's still too short. So the baby's two weeks old, the shower was yesterday and I swear this thing is getting smaller. Plus, I'm not sure how to finish it. It'll need a border because the sides are a little crooked. Was thinking of doing a picot all the way around.

Did you finish this one? I haven't been able to find any more posts on it. It's beautiful.

Sorry for the long, out-of-date comment, but I was wondering if you have any advice. I half expect to wake up some morning and hear the child is entering college! Yikes!