Jan 302012

So then, about that project that I mentioned yesterday.

It’s been sitting in a drawer the last five years.  I’ve occasionally taken it out and worked on it a couple times, but have never really had the gumption to finish it.  Part of it was also in a bag that I’ve moved around in my closet, always making sure that the contents are covered up by the top of the bag so that they won’t get stained by the dust that always seems to be around the house.

I supposed the biggest reason I haven’t worked on it much is this:  we have cats.

And I love my little furbabies, but sometimes the shedding complicates things that I want to work on.  And I can bet you dollars to doughnuts that if I’m working on anything that is large enough to cover my lap, they will will be all over it like flies on stink.

But for whatever reason, it was calling me yesterday, and it was going to be finished.

If I would have know that it would have only taken 4 hours to wrap this baby up, I would have done it a long time ago.  It wasn’t an overly complicated pattern;  on the contrary, it was probably one of the easiest ones I’ve done over the years.

Do you know how hard it is to work with light colored yarn when you have 2 cats that have dark fur?  I nixed 4 of the pictures I took because you could see a piece of fur here and there.

So now I have 8 afghans that I’ve crocheted over the past 10 years sitting in various containers around the house that I have no idea what to do with (am I an afghan hoarder?).

Oh, and I just remembered there is another one up in the attic that I never finished, mainly because I’m not quite sure of where the pattern is.  I started on that one 5 years ago too.  Was I just too easily bored with a pattern?  I don’t think so, because when I think back to that time, I had completed 4 other blankets that year that were given away as gifts.

I think maybe I just developed afghan burnout.  But I must be over it now, because I’m itching to go at it again.

Guess I’d better get looking for that lost pattern.


  16 Responses to “Scratching The Itch”

Comments (16)
  1. Awesome and really pretty, Mom!!

  2. Oh I just love it! Beautiful!

  3. Wow, you do such beautiful work no matter what the medium is!! Here is an idea- my great grandma made afgans for all of us, and gave them to us when we turned 18- and i still cherish that afgan, think of her every time i look at it. Maybe future gifts for the grandkids? And/~sandyrooney~sandyrooney~sandyrooney~sandyrooneyor one of a kind wedding gifts? I know you will think of something!

  4. I must say, this is beautiful! I have friends who can do this and I stand there looking so talentless, but this is one of the nicer ones I have seen!

  5. Thank you!

  6. Thanks honey 🙂

  7. You are way too kind, Eva! I was thinking of the grandkid gift too.

  8. It sure would keep you warm in Canada, eh?

  9. Thanks Tracie. I’m sure you have many talents that would blow me out of the water!

  10. I agree with all the other comments. Your work is beautiful.

  11. Thanks Roxy!

  12. Beautiful Mama! I still love the one you made me, even though when I picked it out you said “You just HAD to pick on with all that detail embroidered, didn’t ya?” But it’s beautiful and from an OOOLD catalog 🙂 I still love and admire your patience for it. I wish I had that patience, but alas, I will stick with my quilting. You have the skill for the crocheting.

  13. And you, my darling daughter, have the art of quilting that I will never have. Guess we balance each other out 🙂

    And I LOVE my old catalogs… picked up a big box of more of them last summer… hehehe

  14. It is beautiful!! And I would like a copy of the pattern, Please? I can sympathize with you on the pet hair thing. I have 2 black, long hair chihuahuas. And they love to “help me”.

  15. I’ll get the pattern scanned and emailed to ya 🙂

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