Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The afghan project

Did you see the new afghan pictures? In case you missed it here's a bigger one:

Aren't they lovely? They represent way WAY too many hours sitting, wasting time, instead of being really productive.

I don't know if I ever mentioned it, but I'm a reader. A HUGE reader. I think I'm averaging 2.5 books a week. Mostly because of these afghans.

For the whole 3 of you that aren't related to me, you might wonder what these are for. Back in January, I decided I needed to really learn how to crochet. To accomplish this, I was going to make afghans for my hubby's side of the family for Christmas. One for each person. And that would be 6 full afghans in 12 months. Crazy I know.

But then I figured out how to read and crochet at the same time. If I read on my bed, I can lay the book open on the bed and prop it open with my unmade sheets. That way I can read and crochet at the same time. So I pretend that I'm productive by sitting for hours reading (because if I'm working on Christmas presents, that counts, right?).

The delightful news: I've got 5 finished. That thrills me to my core. That fifth one was really fussy and time consuming. I'm so glad to have it done. The crazy news: I decided to make one for my Hubby. See the first two I made were for his Dad and brother. The whole time I worked on them, he would make comments like "well, if it was for me I'd like it this way" or "if you ever wanted to make me one I'd do this . . ." It didn't take too many hints for me to get the clue. And this 6th afghan is amazingly fast and easy to work on. So when Hubby is home, I work on that one. When he's off flying, I work on his. I'm pretty sure I'll get both of them done in the next 5 weeks or so. (Which will leave me plenty of time to work on a baby blanket for my little one!)


  1. I really like the colors of the new afghan! Way to be so crafty (in doing the afghans and figuring out how to read at the same time!)

  2. I do think that it counts as being productive if you're crocheting!!! I don't believe I'll ever be abel to crochet and read at the same time! I just don't have it in me!

  3. I always knew you were amazing. How nice to be able to read for hours and not feel guilty.


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