Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Pastel Yarn Along

I thought I would share with you an afghan I made for my daughter several years ago. The pastel colors were perfect for her in her pre-teen and teen years and still complement her bedroom here at home. It is note-worthy that it did not make the move to her first apartment. She needs a more grown up afghan for there. Hmm, maybe that is a future project.



The pattern came from The Needlecraft Shop's 1992 Afghan Calendar.

I used the scraps from this afghan to make these crochet hook holders.


The pattern for these came from Hooked on Crochet Number 53. Yes, there are two of them. They are identical. The top one has what I call my everyday hooks. The bottom one holds all of the crochet hooks that I use for thread. Really skinny hooks. Awful for the hands.

I finally finished reading The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton. In general, I really liked this book. Unfortunately, I didn't like the character Dolly, which made some of the reading tedious for me. I thoroughly enjoyed those chapters that focused on other characters. I rarely have such a strong negative reaction toward a fictional character that it makes reading parts of the book difficult. I liked this book overall and was quite surprised by the ending. I do like when an author can do that. I will definitely read other books by Kate Morton.

I am now moving on to another Kate Jacobs book, Knit the Season: A Friday Night Knitting Club Novel, that is on my Kindle.

Joining Ginny's Yarn Along again this week. What are you knitting/crocheting?
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Thanks for stopping by!


20 comments:

  1. lovely blanket! I think some of her other books were better but I do overall like her style of writing and her plots. Have a lovely Wednesday!!

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  2. I love the colors in that blanket Cathie. Yes - I think you need to start thinking about an adult version for her now!

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    1. I think my mom has her sights knitting an afghan for my daughter so I may have to wait awhile.

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  3. That blanket is so lovely, the fringe is the perfect finishing touch! What's the bets that it'll make it back into a future home!!!!?!

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    1. I am sure it will as my children do appreciate homemade items.

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  4. Loved the blanket the colours are really pretty.

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  5. What a beautiful blanket, such pretty colours.

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  6. What a lovely blanket - such an interesting pattern.

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    1. Thank you. My daughter picked it at the time.

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  7. Your blanket looks gorgeous, divine, beautiful!!

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  8. What beautiful colours! I'm sure that blanket will be treasured for years to come too!

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  9. I love those pastel colours too. My next big project I'm about to begin is a sock yarn blanket. I haven't read anything by Kate Morton but it seems that she's popular I must search one out.
    Happy Easter,
    deb

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    1. Thank you! Happy Easter to you too.

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  10. How clever to crochet your own hook holder! It looks lovely!

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    1. I couldn't resist when I saw the pattern.

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