Friday, November 5, 2010

Cathedral Window Afghan and a giveaway!

So I've been wanting to make this afghan for a while. Good night, I know. I always have so many things going. But I work on them all. This is the thing I'm using right now for those 'I just have a few minutes, but I wanna crochet.' moments. It's all about making small pieces to piece together right now, so it works for that. I've made the center, see how I'm using Fall colors for it? That's because I picture this eventually in my living room, and I love greens, reds, and golds in my living room. Heck, I love greens, red, and golds anywhere. LOL I'm using Red Heart Fall for this. I'm also using burgundy, coffee, and buff, also Red Heart. I plan to use this afghan decoratively, not for cuddling in, so the Red Heart is fine. I've got the center made, and I'm working on the little pentagons surrounding it now. Those pentagons are made using two strands of yarn together. That's the first time I've done that, and it's not hard to do like I thought it would be. This center octagon kind of curls up, but I'm not worried about that. The weight of those pentagons is gonna straighten it out, I'm sure. Once I've got all the pentagons done, I'll show you another picture. Don't hold your breath, because I'm not going to hurry with this one, I think it'll take a while. But I'll let you know. LOL


Meanwhile, a lovely young lady found my blog, and invited me to participate in her giveaway. Her name is Catlyn Berry, and her blog is here. She makes lovely bags, and is giving one away for Thanksgiving. Nice? Yes. Y'all drop by and register. It's a beautiful bag, isn't it?

4 comments:

Clara said...

Wow, lots of work with the Cathedral Window Afghan but it will be worth it and you are right to take your time. Thanks for the link for the giveaway. The bag is very cute.

Designing Lady Jane said...

Glad to see you working on that gorgeous afghan, I'm sure yours will be lovely. I am hooked up with that giveaway from Catlyn already, isn't her site sweet?

Girl, I LOVE that new picture of you happily hooking away.

Catlyn Berry (Cizz) said...

Julie,

I love the colors you are using in this one! That pattern looks really hard, at least it would be hard for me, lol! Thank you so much for sharing the info. on my giveaway. I think I have fixed the grab button :\ I have your name in the drawing for four chances!

Hugs'
Catlyn

p.s. I can't wait to see this afghan when you have finished! It's going to be beautiful!

Beverooni said...

I love that afghan but have been afraid to even try it. I can't wait to see how yours progresses. The colors will be really pretty together. You go girl!