Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Faye's Afghan

Yup!  Faye is still working on this one and the colors are much richer than this photo shows.  She's also tired of working on it, just like Donna and me, but she's pretty close to finishing so I've warned her not to stop until it's done.  I really wish the colors show better but I'll take it outside to photograph when it's done.

I guess the only drawback to Swedish weaving is the time it takes to complete an afghan.  Most of us have lots going on in our lives and don't have the time or inclination to work on them every day.  That's why I say it doesn't matter how long it takes you to complete a project.

Anyway, this is going to be a beauty when it's done and I'll do my best to get an accurate photo of the colors.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Unappealing Afghan

I never really noticed before that the Swedish weaving I much prefer to do is full of deeper colors of yarn.  I've been working on an afghan for the last year that is pretty but the pattern has pastel colors and I've realized it's become rather boring for me to work on....if it's taken a year, I guess that explains it.

My sister-in-law, Faye, and cousin-in-law, Donna, come to my home on Tuesday afternoons and Donna seems to have reached the same conclusion I have.  We don't really want to keep working on our present projects...so what do we do?  Both of them are about half done which means we've put a lot of work, not to mention expense, into these projects so we can't just toss them aside.  Yesterday I reached the decision that I would cut off both unfinished ends of the afghan, making it a lap afghan.  The cut-off pieces would make 2 nice table runners later on.  I know this is drastic but a lap afghan is still a nice present for someone and I can begin another project that will make me a lot happier.

I've never heard of a Swedish weaver doing this before but I'll bet I'm not the first.  I've never seen an ugly Swedish weaving project and the one I'm tired of is very pretty but I'm getting bored with it.  

I'll post a photo of my new "lap afghan" when it's complete...and then I know exactly what my next project will be.  I bought 2 skeins of the prettiest variegated turquoise yarn and I want to make a couple of table runners with them.

Sometimes we have to call it a day for whatever reason.