It's finished!! The afghan I started for Alissa, one of my best friends, 3 months ago is finally finished!
Here it is in all of its (enormous) afghan-y glory!
|It's eating my sofa.|
Alissa chose the gorgeous colors and provided all the yarn. We started out with one skein of each color and just made a trip to Jo-Ann's every time we needed another. I have lost count of how many times we visited the store and have no clue how much it ultimately cost.
The pattern I used I got for free on Ravelry here.
The pattern calls for using a variegated yarn to make the stripes, but I just switched colors after three rows so Alissa could choose her colors and customize it.
I used a 5.0 mm (H) hook and aran weight yarn. Specifially Jo-Ann's Sensations Lusterous Lamb. It's a wool/ synthetic blend and was awesome to work with.
So, this thing is huge. I mean huuuuuuge.
|Yo' afghan is so fat...|
I worked on this nearly every day for three months. Most days for hours at a time. My hands ached.
It started talking to me. Hypnotizing me.
I started to think it might kill me.
In order to save myself I forged on, despite the pain in my hands, exhaustion after hours of grueling crochet, and, you know, boredom from working on the same project for three months.
Last night I passed the behemoth on to its intended owner. I love her and will miss her when she succumbs to it.
Though, she did bring this upon herself.
|Sweet, cuddly death.|