Friday, January 28, 2011

"If it's too hard, I'm not doing it"

With one row of border to go on the afghan that I've been working on off and on (mostly off) for the last six months, I encountered the words "single crochet from left to right"

WHAT?! That's backwards.
That's not how it's done, what does it even do?
Answer: it creates a really cool ripple pattern, spirally.
As I'm sitting here wrapped up in the finished product, I've just realized it's a double helix. You know, like DNA. Because my yarn obsession doesn't make me dorky enough, I had to throw in that example.

I am really proud of this blanket, though. It's my first afghan, and it is proof that I can finish something of ginormous proportions. It might just take half a year.
I'm definitely going to take a break from the epic crochet projects (see picture of tablecloth in earlier post, if you're wondering why) but eventually I'd like to make a complimentary afghan. Same pattern, warm colors, and this one for me so I stop stealing Ben's.
Really, I've spent more time under the thing than he has, and it is his Christmas present.

PS- I swear to god this wallpaper is the same paper Oscar Wilde was talking about. His last words were, and I quote, "Either that wallpaper goes, or I do."

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