Posted by: Mare F | March 25, 2012

Scattered yarns

It’s been a scattered couple of weeks for me. One of my cats has passed on and after 12 years it took me a bit to readjust. Mind you,  our other cat adores being an only cat after 12 years of sharing humans so I have plenty of purrs and rubs. I’ve been wandering a bit more than usual and in a fit of minor lunacy I offered to donate an afghan for a raffle to be held two weeks from the time that I offered, now it’s one week. It wouldn’t have been a problem, but for the first time in years I don’t have a single afghan made up. Now as you all know from my last post, I have literally gobs and gobs of yarn so I decided to find a pattern that would put a dent in my stash. Red Heart yarn came to my rescue with a crocheted Log Cabin Quilt afghan and all I had to do was managed to put together the required amounts of yarn in 14 colors. It’s not as simple as one would think.

I had my doubts looking at the first square I made up, but didn’t have a lot of options and decided to give into my gut feeling that all would be well in the end. Really, there are some very interesting colors in my big white basket of goodies and the picture of the pattern finished was done in shades of blues and purples which are lovely. My mantra became “Quilts are lovely, quilts are lovely,” in the hopes that it would spur me on toward the finish. It wasn’t until a short while ago that I took the squares I had finished and laid them out in the final sequence.

It’s not a alarming as I feared. In fact, it may become a favorite pattern for stash busting and I think perhaps I’ll work on one for my bed. That one might just end up being on very large square though, I really don’t like sewing squares together, or sewing anything for that matter.

I did manage to finish my second All Buttoned Up Shawl mutant loosely from the book Austentatious Crochet in the Caron Simply Soft Autumn Red yarn. It is luscious and I may just have to make one for myself. What do you think?


  1. Now that shawl is really nice, just pop it on when the breeze blows. I like that a lot

    • Thank you. And it ‘s a nice design in that you don’t have a lot of shawl under your arms and it stays right where you put it.

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