Nov 15, 2009

Free to a good home

I've slowed up a bit on my sewing, but I'm still working on it almost every day. I finally completed this afghan. It has a story. I was walking past a yard sale one day several months ago, and the lady said to me, "Oh it's you! I know you like yarn. Here's a bag or two of yarn for you." And she held up two big white plastic bags. "How much?" I asked.
"For you, it's free." So who can argue? I thought I might be getting some yarn ends that I could use to make amigurumi toys. But no, she had given me some heavy weight wool (I was able to make a shawl for my cousin and a scarf or two from that) and a half-finished granny square afghan in a lovely nubby yarn. There were no directions for the afghan but she had finished several squares from which I could easily figure out the pattern. And she had made 56 centers. The afghan squares made a good carry-along project for me. I finished them in a few weeks. Actually, the thing I hate is sewing the squares together. I always make afghans that you don't have to sew together, because I find joining the squares to be a tedious chore. However, last week I gritted my teeth and finished it. I had an incentive--I have decided to take the afghan to my daughter's for Thanksgiving (there's going to be a lot of guests)--and the first person to want it, can have it! It's my kitten--Free to a Good Home!

6 comments:

JustCindy said...

Lovely afghan. How nice of the lady to give you all the yarn.

jovaliquilts said...

I hate joining squares, too -- keeps me from lots of knitted and crocheted projects. I don't think I've ever seen a 2-color only Granny Square, but I like it. It's much more sophisticated looking than the zillion color kind. Lucky relative who gets to take it home!

paula, the quilter said...

Too funny! I do not like to join squares together either. My favorite afghan to make is a ripple. Love 'em.

Magpie Sue said...

The best part is that this kitten won't need to be fed or taken to the vet!!! It's lovely. Someone is going to be very happy to have it.

Notjustnat said...

Roz, that was one generous lady and for you to make something nice from the yarns to giveaways was a very nice geture. I am sure that someone will be very happy to receive a handmade Afgans - Hugs Natima

Mrs Moen said...

What a great afgan and story:-) I ahve never sewn granny squares together, just croched them together.