Saturday, January 7, 2012

Easy One Skein Afghan

So not only did I make my brother an afghan for Christmas, I made an afghan for each of the ladies in a group of friends.  One of the ones I made was THIS easy one skein (well, one big skein) afghan.  It worked up quickly and made a nice product.  I was very pleased with how this turned out.

It made this nice open work pattern:

It's essentially a lap blanket size.  However, the friend I made it for is petite so it will be bigger on her.  :-)

Stay tuned for the other 4 blankets that I made!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Herringbone Afghan

So I have completed yet another all homemade Christmas and phew! am I exhausted.  But now I finally have something to blog about again.  It will probably take me the better part of January to get through everything I've made.  Let's start with the project that took me the longest:
This was the blanket I made for my brother.  He just finished his first semester of college (with a 4.0 I might add!) and he likes to sit around and watch TV with a blanket wrapped around him.  So I made him on in his school's colors. 

I used the Herringbone Afghan pattern by Bernat found HERE on Ravelry.  I liked the pattern because you alternate the stitch you do by the row so it kept it interesting.  However, it required a rather small hook so it took forever to make it this big!  I ended up starting this and then going to work on other project and then coming back to it.

And I think my brother likes it.  He can be hard to read...
Here are some more shots of the finished product:

Happy New Year!  Stay tuned for more!