2.16.2009

change of colors

Night-time at our house usually finds us in front of the tv, watching DVD reruns. And with winter temps still the norm, we find warmth under afghans made by both of my grandmas. Unfortunately, their afghan love is starting to show some serious wear.
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Browsing through crochet pattern books, I found this PRIMARY FUN afghan in Quick and Cozy Afghans. I just didn't want to use the deep, dark colors they had chosen.
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I pulled bright, taffy colors of yarn from my Caron stash and loved the way they blended like ribbons of candy.
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Primary fun colors are now ribbons of bright taffy.

Only 9 more strips to go.




20 comments:

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Mal* said...

Oh, wow. When I was in my early teens and learning to crochet, these strip afghans were really trendy. I made tons of them! Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

Cheryl said...

Wonderful colors -- how cheery!

meggie said...

They are so relaxing to work on.

Dandelion Quilts said...

Oh, how fun. The colors are just cheerful. When everything else is so grey, it is nice to have something to brighten the spirits. We had a sunshiney day here...hope you did, too.

Tudy said...

I love the colors you picked. It looks like an easy pattern. Do you have to sew the strips after you make them or do you crochet them together?

Jackie said...

The colors you picked are so much more fun than the colors in the pattern. Much brighter and cheerful. I just love it!

QuiltedSimple said...

Love the colors you picked - this is going to be fabulous when it's done - I cannot wait to see it!
Kris

ivoryspring said...

Dawn, the colors you had chosen are better looking, I think!!! I don't crochet, but I am always impressed by people who do -- you impress and inspire me with all your many talents!

Shari said...

Yummy color choice! This looks like it would be a fun afghan to make. Your stitches are so nice and even - beautiful!!

Knot Garden said...

I love the way this is looking - I had to click on the pictures immediately for a closer look. Isn't it amazing how different something can look when you change the colours! I much prefer your colours to those they used in the pattern. They make me think of spring and summer. Your workmanship is flawless!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

This afghan is so pretty! Thanks for showing it. I can't wait to see what it looks like finished. Hope you are having a good week. Twyla

Mary Anne Drury said...

Your work is PERFECT as always!!! LOVE those fresh colors!

jacquie said...

you are defintely one multi talented gal! love this!

Quiltersal said...

Oh, my, the past few blogs I've somehow missed...what a treat to finally catch up. You've been a busy girl, Dawn....I'm so jealous of your crochet work....But I think I'll stick to knitting...Happy Spring, my Bloggirlfriend!

Pam said...

I love the color mix of your yarn. I have just started playing with knitting and crocheting. Your's looks terrific.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Missing you. I hope everything is fine. Happy Spring! Twyla

Shari said...

Hi Dawn, Just popping in to say I miss you, too. Hope all is well and you are just busy with life and crafting! Now that the weather is improving, there are more great things to do than there is time!!

ivoryspring said...

Hello Dawn,

I thought of you this morning since I hadn't heard from you for a while. I hope all is well with you!

Hugs!

Nélia said...

Olá Dawn!
Adorei a sua visita e parabéns pelo seu lindo blog.
Esta ideia está fantástica e as cores muito bem escolhidas.
Tenha um bom fim de semana
bjs
Nélia