Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Cars Afghan

I promised to tell you the story about the Cars Afghan that I made for my new grandson.

(By the way he was born on May 7, weight 6 lbs. 9 oz. 18 inches long.  He was three weeks early.)

I always make an afghan as a gift for the baby shower.  And, of course,  if it is for a family member it has to be special.  I asked my daughter-in-law and son what was the theme for the baby's room.  At first they said they didn't know and would get back to me.  They decided on the Cars Movie them.  Since I know my son loves Mater (the tow truck), I thought that was the main theme in the room.  So I go on line looking for the pattern for Mater.  I found it - thank you cozyconcepts.  I ordered the pattern and was planning what yarns and what colors, etc.  You know all of the things you get together to make a project.   I was so proud of myself.  I was even going to be able to use up some of my stash  -  YEAH!!  Wrong :(

I was so excited I showed the pattern to my daughter and she said, "You know Mom they are doing the room in Lightening McQueen.  Oh no!!  Well back to the internet.  I found the pattern for Lightning McQueen.  But I only had a few colors in my stash ---- so off to Michael's to get the yarn to make this special afghan.  It was special - I finished it the day before the baby shower.

Here is the special afghan for my new grandson.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Starting Fresh

I know I have not blogged for a while but have decided to start blogging again.  I have always had problems trying to decide what to say.  So I have now decided to start telling the story of how I created a new item.  Why did I chose that color?  What was my inspiration?  Or was it just because.

I'm going to start with the afghan that I made for my granddaughter for her 6th birthday.   One thing you need to understand is that my granddaughters see me making afghans all of the time and let me know that they need a new one for their new room or for this or that.  This granddaughter loves zebra patterns and hearts.  So we talked about what type of afghan did she want since she was no longer into Tinker Bell.  She said she wanted a zebra pattern and hearts.  Soooooo ....  I suggested black and white stripes and hearts.  What color hearts?  She said she wanted pink.   I played around with the stripe pattern for a while.  I made up the squares and started to put them together.  I only had black and white stripes.  Something didn't look right so I made some squares with pink in them.  Ta da!!  We had it.  Then it was just a matter of just making the square and sewing it together.  Ten days later we have this afghan.

Check in again to find out what I made for my future grandson and why.