Saturday, December 18, 2010

2010 Afghan Calendar

So I got my 2011 Afghan Calendar in the mail today. Do you know how much I love crocheted afghans? I tell you, I could make nothing but one afghan after another and be totally content. I love afghans. I love making them, and I love using them, and if I know someone else who likes them, I love giving them as gifts.

So I'm looking through this calendar, which is beautiful, and remembering 'Hey, I have the 2010 one downloaded, and haven't printed it out yet. I got it a while back, when it was on sale. It's available here, as a PDF file. It's totally worth it, even at full price, though I don't think it's full price even now. It's $8.95, and I'm sure it was more than that when you could have it mailed to you. I know I paid more than that for the 2011 one. Wait, I just checked. Nope, I paid $8.95, just the 'plus shipping' is where the extra came in. That's fine, totally worth it.

Anyway, so I'm printing out the patterns from the 2010 calendar, and I thought I would share those pictures, because these afghans are just gorgeous. They're all made with worsted weight yarn, except one baby afghan, but it's all easily accessible, even if Walmart is all you have close to you.

This is the January one, called Purple Majesty. It's pretty. I am working on a similar one, by Ellen Gormley, called the Sunny Spread. That one is based on squares, though, and this one is what, hexagons? I like it a lot.


Here the February Queen of Hearts. Oooohhhhhhh, pretty........


March is called Sunshine Lace. It does look like sunshine, doesn't it. That's just what we all are looking for in March, isn't it? Sunshine?


This is April's Heirloom Baby Afghan. It's the only one not made with worsted weight yarn. Duh, it's made with baby yarn. I don't make baby afghans, just because I don't know anyone with babies. If I did, I would make them an afghan. This one's pretty.


Well, I must make this! It's the May afghan, The Yellow Rose of Texas. Besides the fact that it is pretty, I do have a thing for the whole 'Yellow Rose of Texas' thing. I live in Texas now, and my boys are all born in Texas......... I'll get on that at some point. Ha!

The June afghan, Pineapple Promise. I like it. It's frilly and feminine. You need a little of that here and there, though I am not actually much of a froufy person. I like beautiful things, though.


How Americana. I love Americana. I like red, white, and blue things. This is July's afghan, called. America's Heart. Although I like this one quite a bit, I like the one in the 2011 calendar better, I think. I don't think I'll be making this at all, though I do like it.

This here is the afghan that made me want the calendar. It is August's Rose Recital. I love it. I like anything that is a piano design. I'll definitely make this one. My list gets longer......... sigh....

This is actually the afghan I like least. September's Woodland Ripple. I don't like granny ripples, and I do believe that is the only configuration in which I do not like grannies, or ripples. I love them pretty much any other way, particularly.........


this way. Okay, is this cool or what! I have to make this! It's the October Pinwheel Afghan. I am so loving this new twist on an old classic.

Here is a gorgeous one for November. It's called the Filet Ripple. Man, I love this. Dare I say I want to make it?


OOoooooooohhhhhhhhhh, and this........ so pretty. And while it doesn't scream 'Christmas', it definitely says it. I love this one.
I am totally thinking one of my New Year's goals may be an afghan a month, at least. Wouldn't that be fun? Heck, I have sooooooooo many afghan patterns, twelve would not even take a bite out of my list of afghans I plan to make........... There's still that beautiful calendar I got in the mail today after all...... maybe I'll post the pictures from that one another day here soon.....
Y'all have a fabulous day. Get your fingers out of that chocolate! Ah, never mind, getcha some...











6 comments:

Marie Anne said...

Oh wow, I love that pinwheel. Is it triangles stitched together?

glor said...

Goodness, what amazingly beautiful afghans, how do you pick which one to do, you must have to eventually do all of them. One is more beautiful then the next.

Clara said...

So many beautiful patterns to choose from. You are going to have some hooky fun in the new year!

Designing Lady Jane said...

Well, I was going to say I most admire the June Pineapple Promise, love that shade of green and the whole feminine effect. Then I saw the August Rose Recital. What a classy afghan! I can well imagine you wanting that, shoot, I'd pull out my needle and work on that.

crazymotheringchick said...

Marie Anne, the pinwheel is triangles stitched together.

Jane, we should sit and crochet together! Think of the time spent chatting!

Anonymous said...

Do you know how I could get the pattern for the pinwheel afghan??