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Friday, March 12, 2010
When life gives you scraps... make an afghan
Yes, I know that is usually said about quilts. But I think it applies to scrap yarn as well as fabric!
I finally finished this afghan, a UFO of many years' standing. I was so tired of the pattern and just wanted to be done with it. Plus, I have other projects I want to use my scrap yarn on now. This afghan was to be made in 2 pieces and then these were to be joined together and an edging added. I finished one piece some time ago and had optimistically started crocheting the second.
I finally decided that the only way I was ever going to finish this was to join the pieces together just as they were and to add the edging.
The problem was that I had never compared the finished first section to the second piece. And the second (much narrower, because it wasn't finished) piece turned out to be much longer than the first. What to do now? Obviously I couldn't cut it off. What I ended up doing was finishing around this "extension" with the same edging and then folding it back to create a pocket.
I think it might make a handy place to stash a small needlework project, a packet of tissues, whatever.
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.