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I am 44. I am married to the love of my life. Together we have two beautiful young adults who bring me joy everyday. In 2015 we added another beautiful young adult to our house, our niece, and she has been a great joy! Secretly, I'm counting the years till grandbabies start coming; they just need to find their forever loves first.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Cotton/Acrylic Log Cabin Afghan- WIP

Thought I'd share what I'm working on. I was making dish cloths. Thought cotton would be a good yarn to use in the new 80 degree, Florida weather I'm not yet accustomed to. I got Dish Clothed Out!! In the bottom of the box of cotton cones I found the beginnings of a cotton log cabin blanket that I had started at least 2 years ago. It was just the middle square and one round of "logs" made from left over stash yarns. I thought to myself "Yes. This is exactly what I need to be working on!"

So, I have embarked on another afghan. I found as I went along that I didn't have enough cotton colors, so I have had to throw about three acrylic logs in there. I know, I know....Integrity of the Project!! I'm just not stressing out over it. It is a scrappish afghan and I refuse to become bogged down with "rules". I needed coordinating colors and I was only going to get them from my acrylic bins, so that's what I did.

I don't know what is to become of this blanket. I know that I love how light and airy it feels, yet it keeps you so nice and toasty. As I started working on it a little, elderly woman from church named Miss Dorothy came to mind. I think I will give it to her. She wears a hat every service and she crochet's all of them. :) I asked her about her creations last Sunday and we got to talking about being cold. She said she is cold all of the time. lol. She is just a tiny thing. I know she likes bright colors based on her hats, so hopefully she will find a use for this blanket. I just want it to be a blessing to her.

2 comments:

Bailey said...

Some how I think this blanket was meant to be listening to the story of this woman from Church. Best wishes on finishing it.

Mammie said...

That sounds great. I love the idea of giving it to the Elder Woman.
hugs
Penny B