Sunday, February 11, 2007

The Taupe Beast

Weighing in at four pounds, the Taupe Beast!

I started this afghan in a previous lifetime and took at least a century to complete it, but finally, finally it is finished (except for fringe, which the recipient chose to forego as she feared her cats would chew it and urp). Now I can get on with the rest of my life.

This afghan's proper title is "Ivory Elegance" from A Year of Afghans Book 5 (Leisure Arts). I used Caron worsted weight acrylic yarn in the one pound skeins (four of them!), color Taupe 511.

    What made this afghan impossible challenging:
  • The rows ran the length of the afghan, so undoing mistakes frequently meant undoing a lot.
  • The stitches used were single crochet, double crochet, half-double crochet, and triple crochet.
  • The chevrons were created by double crocheting in front of or behind a triple crochet, a hand-cramping manuever if ever there was one.

And yet, I am contemplating creating a belt from this very design. I guess I've grown accustomed to its face.


Elizabeth said...

It turned out very nicely. All four pounds of it. (That's a lot of love.)

MRS MJW said...

It really is pretty. I've kept all my children's hand knitted baby blankets. The recipient of that one should be thrilled!