While the house is packed up & I'm counting down to our flight (!), I figured I would finally add some photos of the blankets I've made this year.
There are several.
Of course, a few of them have been given away already, so not all will be featured here. And there is one that is a work-in-progress, and it is the second blanket for which I created the pattern. When it is finished I'll post directions.
Ok, this one was actually completed last fall, but it was the first afghan that I made! The pattern is "Cozy 'Man-Ghan'" from Caron International & is available for free here. Husband loves it, obviously-see him smiling?
here. It took most of the summer to make, mainly because I was working on it while in school & between other stuff.
This one I made on a whim. I wanted to make another filet crochet throw, and I had the idea initially for it to read "I am loved" on one line & repeat itself. Then I started charting, and I realized that 1) it would be a really wide afghan & 2) it would use a lot more yarn than I actually had. So, I searched and found this chart, then transposed it to negative. Also, the charts for the font are here.
I found myself idly making granny squares, and just kept making more of them until I had 17 big squares and just a few odds & ends of yarn left. Then I joined the squares into strips of four, then joined the strips. Maybe I'll get some more yarn and make this bigger. Maybe.