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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Beginning of the Herringbone Afghan


I decided to start another afghan yesterday because our spare bedroom is overflowing with my recent yarn purchases from Joanns.  This is starting to tick off my husband because he likes to store most of his military items in that room as well.  He has more of a tolerance for completed crochet items rather than boxes of unused yarn.  So I went searching for a new afghan pattern.

I've mentioned before that I like to try something new when I make an item.  The pattern for the Herringbone Afghan uses the double treble stitch which I had never used before.  I also have to make double crochet stitches either behind or in front of the double treble.  It's slightly awkward but I'm getting the hang of it.  I don't have to do this for the whole afghan, just the sections where I'm using Red Heart Super Saver in Aran.  The sections using RHSS Soft Navy are half double crochet in the back loop. 

I'm not sure when this will be finished since I'm already freaking out that I won't have enough of the Soft Navy color.  I have the suggested amount but I have a feeling it's going to be close. If I do run out of yarn, I will just have to put off ordering until after we move.  Hopefully we will find out some more info soon.




12 comments:

  1. I also like to make a new pattern. Can't wait to see the finished project. New follower.

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    1. Thanks for following my blog, Charlotte!

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  2. I like this pattern and I haven't seen it before. Thanks for posting it!

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  3. OH that pattern looks terrific! Must check it out. Like the other 2 before me, thanks for posting it, looking forward to seeing it progress & it's great inspiration to make one myself! lol

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    1. You're welcome Mandy! It's a super easy pattern to follow.

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  4. Really cool! I love that you are trying new stitches. I agree that it helps grow your crochet skills. Thanks for following TwoLuLa. I read your first post to learn a bit about you. My husband works for the US Army Corps of Engineers as a civilian. He spent 6 months in Kosovo once building a new base. It was difficult raising three little ones alone (18 months, 4 and 6 at the time) but I was grateful that I didn't have to worry about his safety on base. I admire both of your sacrifices. Keep crocheting!
    Cynthia

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    1. Always nice to hear from someone that is connected in some way to the military. I admire anyone that is able to raise kids while the spouse is away. I always try to remind myself that it's just me that I have to worry about and it is way harder on the spouses that have kids.

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    2. I seriously had to re-read this blog to my husband. It sounded like I had written it. My husband is currently in the military and my yarn stash can get a bit overwhelming at times. That, and we are moving next month. lol

      The WiP you have shown is very pretty and I look forward to trying this too.

      Steph

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  5. Gosh that is looking soooo pretty can't wait to see it grow

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    1. Thanks Stella! I posted my progress today in my WIP Wednesday post.

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