In the meanwhile my Coming Home From Afghanistan Afghan continues to grow and today marks 137 days that my son has been on tour so I now have 137 squares. I am glad that with your help I came to a decision early on as to what the pattern should be and I have been slowly joining them together as I go along for the past month. The next round is ready to be joined this weekend. Number two will leave Afghanistan for his two weeks R & R in 10 days time and by the end of his leave he will only have another 4 - 6 weeks till his tour is completed and therefore my Afghan will be completed too.
So why the title to this post? Well 2015 will mark my daughter's 21st birthday. She really likes my Autumn Leaves Afghan and has hinted more than once that it would really be nice on her bed at Uni.
I had bought this gorgeous Sublime wool but hadn't quite made up my mind what to do with it.
I had long been an admirer of this Afghan made by Wightwitch on Ravelry but had no idea what the pattern was called. I had been totting up points on my Waterstones Card and whilst in my local store last weekend I spotted this lovely book of 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton. and guess what I had enough points to be able to treat myself BONUS.....
Up until I made the Poppy's last year I had never followed a crochet pattern before but was presently surprised by the clearly written instructions for each block, which also includes an indicator as to whether it is suitable for a novis, intermediate or experienced hooker (that sounds so wrong for which I apologise but you all know what I mean).
So far I have had a little practice with these three blocks
Willow is my favourite so far
But it is the Circle in a Square that I have chosen for my new project as I think this is the pattern used by Wightwitch in her Afghan.
This is my practice block using Sirdar Sublime Eskimo 0342 unfortunately this photo doesn't show you the colour at it's best.
At last I feel as though I have my mojo back and hopefully getting this project off the ground will inspire me again to get moving on my others.
Happy crafting one & all.