Monday, May 18, 2009

Soft Waves Afghan

She's all done.

All mine.

If I ever say I want to make another afghan, just throw something at me to bring me to my senses please.

Taking on big projects is like labor to me. You forget how much time, pain, and angst you went through when you see that finished product. In both cases, the babies you create just make you forget it all. Zap! It's all gone!

All those arm cramps, all the pain of lugging this thing around while it grew and got heavier and heavier, all the times I wondered when it would just be over with. All those blasted hours I spent yesterday to Just. Get. It. Done.

In the end you have this wonderful thing that is too precious for words and you have to go snuggle. So. I shall go snuggle now....

Pattern: Soft Waves from the book 200 Ripple Stitch Patterns
(Yarns used are on my Rav project page).
Size H crochet hook
Time: Almost a year to finish. Yikes.


Julianne said...

Oh my goodness, she turned out beautiful...I loved it when you started it and now it is absolutely gorgeous. I hope you enjoyed snuggling with her...YBF

Kramer's mama said...

It's gorgeous, well done!

knittinwolf said...

Ooooooh I've loved this since you started it! It is so pretty! Where are you gonna put it? Love those colors...just an awesome job! Love and hugs!!!!

Karen said...

very pretty. I can't imagine how long it would take me to make an afghan, esp crocheting it.

Ashley said...


I'm going to be knitting an afghan in the winter. I know it's going to be a TON of work, but I'm glad to hear that it's worth the effort! I can't wait until I have something I made to cuddle up with!

How long did it take you to complete this?

bobbi said...

the picture of your kitty caught my eye. on my blog site may 31, 2007 there is a photo very close to yours.
beautiful afghan great colors.

Dawn said...

Thank you Karen! It's so good to see you again! You've been in my prayers :)

Ashley-this took me a little less than a year. Now I'm thinking why didn't I use a bigger hook to make it go faster? (thunks myself on the head). I got about 60% done before I got burned out. Then it was just getting myself into the groove again that proved hard. Pick something you love and just go for it. The end result is pretty worth it! ;O)

Bobbi, I'll be checking out your kitty soon! My avatar isn't my own kitty, I just pulled it off of a free avatar site, but my kitties do have some of those markings now. Thank you for coming by! :)

Anna said...

Dawn, that's absolutely beautiful. I don't think I could ever make a project that big. I don't have the attention span. I just did a big spring cleaning and went through my knitting stuff and found WIPs that I don't even remember starting. LOL

((HUGS)) Sorry I've been scarce...