Monday, August 6, 2007

I'm finished with August

I'm finished with August. The afghan for August that is. And it is only the 6th! Whoo!

Here is Storm Clouds:

afghan for my brother - Storm Clouds pattern

The pattern is Storm Clouds (#63) from 200 Ripple Stitch Patterns, by Jan Eaton. I used 3 colors of Red Heart Super Saver. Black, Grey Heather and a beige with brown, grey and black flecks called Aran Fleck. The black came in 7 oz skeins, the grey and fleck in 5 oz skeins. I used a full 2 skeins and about half of a 3rd skein for the grey and aran fleck, and only a bit of the 3rd skein of black. I think I might have been able to get by with only 2 skeins of the black had I not started over and then needed longer tails for connecting. Here is a better shot of the colors:

close up of the Red Heart yarn I used for this afghan

I did 12 repeats of the 3 colors, plus an extra 2 rows of black to kind of balance it out (it started with black). Used a size J hook and it worked out to be about 46 x 68.5 inches. I thought it would be about 51, but I guess it sucked up a bit. If I were to do this pattern again, I would have the ends have 2 bunches before the turn chain instead of the 3 as it directs in the instructions. Here is a detail shot of the edge and where I went wrong (in my mind).

detail of the edge

But it is just one of those preference things, although it would have meant not having to buy 3 more skeins = cheaper, it would have been a bit more narrow. It is meant to be a one person afghan, so it works very well. Guinevere has already give it her 4 paw approval.

Onward to the next afghan. I will share the plans as soon as they are ready.

Peace!
Susan (aka ZenKnit)

9 comments:

Rae said...

Very striking pattern, especially with the colors you chose. I like this blanket a lot! Thanks for all the info as I'm tempted to make one myself.

Ronnie said...

Susan,
It turned out gorgeous! I love the colors used with the pattern!

Trish said...

Wow, I LOVE those colors and pattern!

Susan (ZenKnit) said...

Thanks!

Peggy said...

That is beautiful. It will fit in anywhere. Great job!

Nancy said...

This is just gorgeous! Love the pattern and the colors you chose.

Makes me want to start a 2nd ripple ghan!

Laura said...

I really like your afghan, Susan. The colors work so well together and the pattern is great!

Aim said...

That's beautiful! Does not look like anything is "wrong"--I like it the way it is :)

Jenni-Raie said...

it's like a shower of tiny flowers!