3.25.2012

aran afghan



I want my dream living room to look like this (minus the washer & dryer, of course.) 

l.o.v.e. the color of the walls soooooooo much & when I was at the fabric store recently --- with nary a thought of purchasing any yarn --- I stopped dead in my tracks when I spotted this yarn  --> Soft Baby Steps in aqua. 

Why, it is the perfect color of my dream living room!!.... 


So I snatched up enough to do this aran isle throw to match my new dream living room.



I love the texture in these stitches. 



Bobbles, front and back double crochet, skipping stitches and wrapping stitches to enclose stitches = tons of texture.




It's the perfect color & afghan design for when I have my feet up & I'm watching the rest of the family scrape off all of the old paint & rolling on that new aqua paint color in my newly decorated living room....

Now.  Who do you think will be finished first?

Kids + husband painting?

or

Me crocheting this afghan?




24 comments:

Nana said...

You will be first ;-)

I also like the cat paws...

Nana

MARCELA said...

ALBA, TENÉS UN HERMOSO BLOG, SOY TU NUEVA SEGUIDORA, CARIÑOS.

willywagtail said...

This is so amazing and beautiful. Hope you don't mind that I pinned it. Cherrie

Marilyn said...

I knew there was a reason I liked coming over here...the colour blue...bobbles and adorable kitty feets.....OMG!!!

Marilyn said...

oh you will finish first...

Rosangela said...

Que azul mais lindo.
Adoro essa cor.

Kris said...

I LOVE the yarn color, and the pattern!! I am doing a bobble now too!

opportunityknits said...

Love the aqua and the bobbles.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

That's my color too! Great yarn texture.

Toñi G. said...

Hola, he conocido tu blog a través de otro, y me ha gustado mucho todos tus trabajos, desde ho me hago seguidora tuya, un daludo

Jeanne said...

Sigh...what a charming post. Love those kitty feet... and Love the color of your new room and afghan. I would certainly hope the painting would be done first, but alas, it will probably be the afghan.

I'm also sighing over that beautiful laundry room. You have great taste, that is for sure!

Have fun crocheting your pretty new project!

Ann at Knitting Fever said...

That laundry room you linked to is just beautiful!

And how did you get your cat to pose like that? :-D

Petunia Pill said...

Luscious!

Brigi said...

very pretty, and love the color! I am pondering to try the pattern, never done bobbles before.

needlekrafter said...

so pretty! :)
love this blue...

Bari Jo said...

Oh my goodness - I love that laundry room - I want that laundry room! And it would make a beautiful living room - one you'd want to bring your tea tray into and sit and crochet forever in! I didn't know Red Heart did a soft baby yarn - thanks for the tip! I had always thought of Red Heart as a scratchy acrylic and hadn't worked with it! I will have to go check it out! Thank you!

annemarie said...

Oh my gosh - that laundry room is unbelievable. Love your blue afghan - it is going to be stunning.

pontinhos ao vento said...

Fico feliz quando "descubro" cantinhos cheios de inspiração...

Um Beijo
Maria

Als ik tijd heb... said...

Beautiful! Great crochetwork en such a beautiful color!
Charlotte

MARİFETANE (Elif Hatice) said...

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Krawuggl said...

Bet you will be first finished if your family is like me and mine. More dreamers than doers, can´t quite remember how often we have already planned to paint new our living room but anyhow it never seems to be the right time for it, it´s too dusty and too dirty to do it, it´s raining and the new paint will take years to dry and so on. Never running out of big excuses for not-doing it. But a crochet and a comfy chair are always available, so you will be the winner and I also think that white walls look georgous with that aqua blanket, too!

Manoli C. said...

Maravilloso tu trabajo de crochet, me encanta...
Felicidades!

Kevanne Williams said...

I tried to access the pattern cause i would love to make this, but "access is denied." I am even a red heart member. Do you think you could post the pattern or email it to me? Thanks!!!!!

Nina Lerm said...

Hi, I too tried to access the pattern and it was denied?? would love the pattern...
regards
Nina