November 20, 2013

Christmas Afghan

While I was making the baby blanket that's in my last post, I got an idea for making a Christmas afghan.  I had visions of a beautiful, colorful afghan that I could pull out year after year to drape over a chair or sofa and curl up with during those cold, blustery days of Christmas. I searched and searched for a pattern I liked and finally decided on this one from Drops Designs.  The pattern is also on Ravelry.   
This is my first square.  I followed the instructions with the color placement but I think I'll do my own thing and mix it up a little bit for the other squares.  
This is how it's supposed to look.
I REALLY like this version.  It's soooo pretty!
photo by Ravelry member CascadeKnitter
These are the colors I chose.  I know turquoise isn't a traditional Christmas color but I thought it went well with the red and green.  I might regret it later but for now that's what I'm going with. 
Someone contacted me yesterday and asked me to make a custom order for Christmas so this afghan might not get finished before Christmas. I still have a few days before the yarn I ordered for my custom order arrives in the mail so I'll continue to work on this until it gets here.
On another note, I still pick up my needles and practice my knitting every time I get a short break.  It's going good.  I'm getting better at it.  My stitches are still a little wonky but it's a lot better than it looked a few weeks ago.  I'm finally getting the rhythm of it and my hands don't cramp anymore which I think is a good sign of progress.

Til next time, 


  1. Hi and wow Foxxy I love the crochet square you made, so pretty! The knitting is great and good that you keep practicing too. I have been crocheting so much that I changed to knitting a chunky scarf. Can you tell me also how you make your potato in the crock pot because I want to try it out! Thanks Julie

  2. I have been looking at that same pattern on Ravelry for awhile now! I think the colors you have chosen will make a great Christmas afghan!

    You are doing great with your knitting. Doesn't it just take forever to knit even the smallest swatch?! :)

  3. I love the pattern you've chosen, I've bookmarked it for another time. Well done with the knitting, I learnt the other war around, knitting then recently to crochet :) xx

  4. I've had that pattern saved for a long time now because I really love it. It's fun to see someone else making it, and a Christmas one at that! I've always wanted to make a Christmas blanket. Love that other one too! Good luck with it. Hope you enjoy it!

  5. That's great you are making a Christmas blanket! I love the colors I'm sure it will look amazing!


  6. Beautiful idea...and colors !
    Have a nice and creative day !


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