Friday, January 25, 2008
Have you ever started a project and wished you hadn't? That's exactly how I feel whenever I attempt to finish this afghan that I started. Afghans are time-consuming, indeed. This one, however, has taken a lot longer than I ever would have expected.
Inspired by the book "The Tartan Rug," by Jenny King, I decided to attempt a full-size afghan in the clan Buchanan tartan pattern. It is intended to be a gift for my aunt and uncle, who take pride in their clan heritage. The instructions are written in British/Australian crochet terminology, with English/US translation. It was intended to be a small lapghan, crocheted in thread. I decided it wouldn't be that much more work to use worsted weight acrylic for a larger afghan.
The base worked up fairly quickly and I thought I was half done. Little did I know that chaining the long pieces and weaving them across to make the plaid pattern was way more than "half the battle." I work on it a little at a time and end up setting it aside. I thought if I got it out and posted my progress on my blog, maybe I would find the inspiration to finish it someday soon. As you can see, I've only just begun the weaving process.
Shhh....who said fringe?