daverett wrote:Here's my finished project with the official edging. I'm considering a couple of different options for the edge, though; I think I'll try adding some color. Hey, if I don't like it at least I can frog it back to this point, right?
paula123 wrote:My Goodness! I FINALLY finished my beast tonight! ...and I say that with all the affection in the world
I struggled alot with my border...and came up with something that I thought would accent the laceyness of the piece. The individual pieces were blocked as I did them, but I realize I should block the entire piece because of how I did the border.....just have to find a big enuf area to do it in....the bed is too small (as you can see...)
thanks to Bernat and those on this board for the advice and direction....I will definately do one of these again!
alwaysforyou wrote:As with many others, I've been crocheting and lurking in the shadows, reading all of y'all and praying I'd stay focused enough to finish this project for myself. I've always started blankets, scarfs, hats, etc. etc., and given every one of them away. But I'm great with a deadline, and finally have my completed afghan to share...Thanks for all the stories, tips and encouragement along the way. This has been challenging! Always for you.....Lynn
Shandeh wrote:Shandeh wrote:Oh, I'm so glad you appreciate my work!
When I was making the pages for the KAL and CAL finished photos, it reminded me of my earlier days as an executive assistant. Lots of typing and organizing. It was nice to get it finished, and I enjoy looking through all the blankets myself.
I cannot be nominated as most helpful, because I work for Bernat. But, I certainly appreciate your kind words! Makes me feel loved and appreciated. As for the time I spend on the forum, I am sort of a work-aholic, I guess. I just like to be busy. When I'm not on the forum, I teach piano lessons, practice piano and organ for church, go to choir rehearsal, perform for church services and weddings and funerals, and I occasionally compose my own music. I also spend a lot of time knitting and crocheting, and reading books. And I also love to shop at thrift stores, consignment shops, antique stores, craft stores, and yarn shops. I'm a very busy person, but I like it that way.
bglknitter wrote:Here are my two CAL afghans ... the first one done in Bernat Waverly Simplicity colours - Birch White as MC; A - Aqua Frost; B - Colonial Beige; C - Bark; and D - Greek Sea. I followed the Bernat layout including the sc border. I used yarn of the colour of one or other side being sewn, to attach them together and this seemed to work well. My Grandmother taught me that a ‘good’ seamstress never uses a long thread, so I guess this was one opportunity to do that! This one is for my daughter and she chose the colours to suit her home. It is a lovely soft afghan and I am sure she and my three grandkids will enjoy it.
My second afghan was made for my husband and in an effort to make it less flowery as well as just show off the stitches, I used Bernat Super Value Honey for all the motifs and then did a sc around each with TLC Dark Brown (Bernat doesn’t seem to make a dark brown at this time) ... and then sewed them with the dark brown. The border is sc in dark brown, then what some have called ladder stitch - sc with ch 1, in Honey and then the final row is solid Dark Brown dc, in the sc as well as in the ch 1 all around. This afghan is a wee bit larger than the other due to the extra border on each motif as well as the larger final border. He approves!
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