I decided, towards the end of the October, to start a stash-busting afghan themed for the holidays. It's made from a variety of my red and green colored yarns with a beige strand carried through. I organized the colors from light to dark then dark to light. At one point in the midst of the red section, I was cleaning my yarn stash and found another ball of yarn that matched. So I wishy-washed back and forth about frogging back to that color to add the new ball in. Finally I decided to do it since I was suppose to be stash-busting anyway. That was quite a gut-wrenching frogging session. Lots of weeping and gnashing of teeth in real life and on instagram lol.
Anywho, I worked on it throughout November and finished it a couple days into December. To be exact (thanks to instagram for helping me narrow this down ^.^) I started "Calli's Christmas Afghan" on October 29th and finished it on December 3rd. I used up a good chunk of my red and green yarn and about 2 whole 1lb skeins of beige yarn (one stashed one purchased). O.o That's quite a lot of yarn. And as expected with all that yarn, the afghan is nicely heavy and warm.
The finished afghan measures 4.5 feet by 5 feet. Which is the perfect size to fit over the top of our queen size bed. It's just enough extra warmth since the nights are getting a bit colder here, and Lamar has totally been hogging it more often these days, lol! The pattern was super simple. It's one row of v-stitch (double crochet, chain 1, double crochet in the same space) and then one row with clusters (3 double crochets) in each chain one space. I love super simple patterns like this because I can go into autopilot very easily.
I don't often crochet large pieces like this for myself, so finishing this afghan was kind of an early Christmas gift. I love carrying it around the house with me and we recently took it to Alabama with us. It is a great sleeping-in-the-car blanket too! We've snuggled in it outside stargazing and inside watching movies. I'd say in the couple months it's been finished, it's definitely been worth the hours of work to make it. ^.^ So here is a photo of C.C.A. in its natural habitat on our bed.
What do you think?