And the funniest part?
I have stats.
16,747 (approx) yards of yarn
And the most impressive stat of all…
~after 1st shrinking wash~
We’re going to give it the 2nd shrinking wash today. I fully expect that it will have decreased by 1/3 in size…but we absolutely love it.
This has been my ALL-TIME FAV afghan ever.
And I don’t usually say things like that, because let’s face it afghans take forever to make and if the stitch, yarn, or pattern is a bore/hassle/frustration, I’m just satisified the experience is over. This one was pure bliss all the way around.
I loved the yarn:: Knit Picks Palette (they don’t pay me btw, but they have been PIVOTAL in changing my mind regarding fibre choice & I will most definitely purchasing from them again. Just sharing my personal thought as a customer.)
I loved the stitch:: ch, sl st, dc (can you say mindless so I can watch seasons of Sons of Anarchy, Game of Thrones, and tons of football??)
I loved the pattern:: 14 round grannies/join as you go (I could always keep a square or 2 in my purse with me)
The finished product is exactly what I was looking for. Warm and squishy, soft and cozy, and my very first large-scale 100% wool blanket.
I love it when a project is successful. I’ve decided this is a family heirloom.
My son asked me how much time & money I spent on it. So I told him & showed him my stats.
Then he asked:: Why didn’t you just buy a new comforter?
He is no longer in the will.
22 thoughts on “crochet:: my masterpiece is complete”
Well all of your hard work paid off!! It turned out lovely! Kitty loves it too!
Thanx ~ and yes…everything in our home must be cat approved 😉
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Same here! Lol!! 🙂
Oh yeah ! gorgeous labor of love and insanity(the good kind of crazy). Truly beautiful, girl! 🙂
Miss ya Daph ~ let’s play with art next time you’re in town!
244,896 stitches are lost on a teenage boy. I half-expected to have some kind of triumphal fanfare play at the great unveiling. You deserve it! That was a monster of a project! And it looks like it meets cat approval.
I am so sorry that I played it low-key ~ I should have known you would get all giggly if I had played Handel’s Messiah or something super pompandcircumstancy 😉
Part of my problem was that the lighting is HORRIBLE this time of year and I thought, Meh these photos suck.
Handel’s Messiah IS my favorite, so that woulda been super cool.
ha I hear ya on the lighting. It seems like no matter what angle or camera setting I use, it always looks like I’m taking pictures in a cave.
OMG It turned out so beautifully! Congratulations on finishing it. I love it!
Thanks Liz! You know how lovely this yarn is too 🙂 The photos really don’t do it justice, but I’m overthemoon happy with it!
yowzer – that is seriously incredible 🙂 You must be over the moon with it!
I am!! In fact I just typed that above ^^^^
Great minds 😉
Amazing! and all those lovely colours. It’s beautiful.
Absolutely beautiful! And well worth the time, effort, and money even if the progeny don’t agree–some year they will appreciate it. Its truly an heirloom.
Thank you 🙂
Meh, if he doesn’t I can will it to the cats 🙂
~standing ovation~ I can see why it’s a favorite. Your blanket, patience and stats are amazing. 🙂
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