*whispers* The rainbow stained glass window afghan is finally finished…
*whispers more quietly* …Apart from weaving in most of the ends. But what are a thousand flippy-floppy slippery unravelly cottony ends between friends? And won’t someone think of the children! Unpicking this beast could keep the toddler twinnage cheerfully occupied for hours.
You want to see a picture? (Please don’t say no. I’d have to cry, and that might embarrass us both.) A couple of caveats, though, before the photographic reveal:-
Caveat, the first: No, that’s not a real cat.
Caveat, the second: Yes you can see straggly ends trying to make a run for it. They Shall Be Dealt With just as soon as I regain my crocheting mojo.
Big afghan covers fugly sofa
Now, let me tell you that this thing is heavy. 2.4kg / 5lb 4oz, which is heavier than one of my twins at birth. It’s a couple of metres/yards in diameter. And it’s taken ten weeks of fairly intense hooking to make. I shall not be making another one.
I used, um, quite a lot of yarn, the equivalent of 48 balls of Rico cotton: that’s over 4km/2.5 miles of yarn. Hmmm, not so impressed with that stat. I’d been hoping to post, “I crocheted the distance from Oxford to Paris” or somesuch, but, “I crocheted the distance from here to the nearest supermarket” doesn’t quite cut the mustard. Clearly my next project (other than the housey yarn-bombing) needs to be bigger.
Anyway, here’s another picture:-
Yes, it’s the afghan. Again.
More seriously, thank you for your encouragement. There are plenty of people commenting on this blog who’ve said some very kind, supportive things. I’ve appreciated your generosity very much, especially at 3am whilst doggedly double-crocheting yet another round of black. Thank you.
Here’s another photo. I had to stand, wobblingly, at the top of the twinnage’s slide to be sufficiently high up to take it.