Saturday, July 05, 2008

blanketed in yarn

After taking a break for a few months I signed up for the Friendship Afghan swap through Swap-bot. Every month we send three squares each to two partners. After ten months we’ll all end up with 60 squares to seam together our own afghan.

I love the idea of this swap. The individual pieces you send are quick, instant-gratification projects that will end up being something much greater in the end. What a feeling of community!

I’m going to post some progress photos along the way, both of ones I send and the ones I receive. It should be done around my birthday next year, continuing the tradition of finishing something big every Spring. If by chance the resulting afghan isn’t to my taste, I’ll just donate it to charity. It’s a win-win all around.

Oh!! and I finally finished my crocheted throw the other day:

I'm so happy with the edging I almost can't stand it. The blanket was all finished but the edging for about a month. I tried on a few different ones but soon ripped them out. None were right. I finally unloaded my new [to me, courtesy of my aunt] Greystone's Creative Hands series, circa 1966 - 1975 & flipped through it. Amidst the plethora of info about knitting, macrame, embroidery and dressmaking was a section on crochet edgings. The 'leaf edging' turned out to be the perfect one.


Blogger Carla said...

That sounds like an awesome swap. Low commitment time-wise but such a cool thing to end up with. I gotta get into crochet, your blanket is so nice.

2:49 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

*sigh* I have resigned myself to ripping them out. I was in denial. Thanks for the advice.

And you're awesome. Don't let anyone ever tell you otherwise ^_^

12:35 AM  
Blogger Bliss said...

Hi Melanie, your mother sent me your blog URL in a letter that arrived here in Australia just yesterday! You've done some really nice things. Give mum a hug from me. Tell her that I enjoyed meeting her when I was in Ottawa in May. Felicity (aka Bliss) in Brisbane, Australia

1:18 AM  

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