crochet:: the week in afghans…day 1

OK, so you guessed it.  Christmas hype and hoopla got to me.  I have been commercialized, tainted and thoroughly ruined again this year.  I tried to resist; but I am stressed-out, maxxed-out and guilt-ridden.  Am I doing enough, have I baked enough, are there possibly more commitments I can try to squeeze into the already jam-packed holiday schedule???

Since there are NO GOOD answers to these time honored questions, I have retreated to the yarn bin and snuggled into the couch.  I shall now begin to live in denial until next week sometime.  I am making pasties.  Yes, pasties.  I thought that perhaps something absolutely silly would do the trick.  It is.  I know they will never be worn, but the shock value of this gag gift is making it all worthwhile.  I might even share the pattern if they look hookerish enough.  How exactly does one decide if pasties look hookerish enough?  The devil is in the details.  I figure that they must have the perfect tassels of course.

So, until you get to see the hookerish stuff, I thought I would share some afghan-wholesomeness-action this week while I retreat.  To my pastie-making.  Cuz that makes up for it.  Somehow.

Here’s the Connie Rainbow Waves Aghan

rainbow ripple

My dear friend Connie taught me the pattern about 20 years ago and I can recall about 15 different runs at this one.  I lose track around 1996 for awhile there.  I was home with a baby for a couple of years.  You know how that goes…can’t even remembered if I showered during that time…thank gawd my child survived cuz let’s face it, I was a train-wreck of a mom for the first couple of years.  Don’t we all feel that way?  Those take-everything-in-stride when you have 5 kids kind of women only exist on tv and in my nightmares…

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9 thoughts on “crochet:: the week in afghans…day 1”

    1. Not ignorance at all, it says more that you have great moral character! Pasties were worn by burlesque strippers to cover their, um…no I guess I have to say the word…nipples. I suppose some strippers may still wear them, I just do not happen to frequent those type of establishments. The tassels were for…you see where it’s headed now…I’ve heard that some ladies could make them swing opposite directions.

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      1. Thank goodness and thank you. Love this pattern. A friend pointed out that it resembles the feather and fanknit stitch and I am inclined to agree. The only thing is altho I knit , I crochet much faster. Cant wait to find out if you can share the pattern. I am sooooo excited at just the thought of having hope.

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