I finally finished up a project that I started on the first day of 2010.
This afghan is a giant granny square! Instead of seaming a bunch of smaller squares together, I just kept going around and around the original square. I bought a couple of balls of yarn to use in this project, but the majority of the yarn was leftover from other projects. Well, also there was yarn that I had bought previously and no longer had something that I wanted to make with it.
I have to admit that before I started this project, I didn't really like afghans. I didn't like how I always wanted to stick my toes out of the holes when I was was sitting under one. I don't think I appreciated the way they looked. But I wanted a project to use up my yarn and I was interested in trying out some crochet. And now I reallly love the way they look, and I'm trying to resist doing the toe thing.
It was so satisfying to use up all of my odd balls of worsted weight yarn. And to get something so beautiful out of it!
I kept going around until I felt like it was big enough and until I had used up my longer lengths of yarn. Then I experimented with an edging until I found something I liked. I ended up doing two double crochets in each stitch. It ruffles a little bit, which I like a lot.
I'm so happy with this afghan, and I'm sure it will be so welcome next fall and winter. In the meantime, it will look pretty on the chair while we enjoy the spring and summer!