19/10/2012

The Teen's Afghan finished!





Yay, the afghan as ordered by The Teen for her new bedroom in Mumbai is done! It is looking great against an all white, minimalist background and I have to admit that the photo is a poor reflection of how scrumptious it actually is. The weather is still playing up but I decided to photograph it nonetheless the moment the sun appeared for a few minutes. I used 34 skeins of Vinnis Nikkim hand dyed 100% cotton [50 gram per ball] to create 70 squares and the edging. It is a high quality yarn, a dream to hook with and the cotton is most suitable to the climate in Mumbai which is hot and humid.

The Teen drew a quick pic of her idea of what her afghan should look like. I convinced her to trim it in off-white and she selected the full range of colours during a visit to the yarn store.


The afghan is edged in a design by the lovely Lucy from Attic24. She used it on a Granny stripe and even though it is a simple pattern to hook, the result is very pretty. 

Have a great weekend! I am nearly finished with the small hexagon handbag too and am itching to start hooking something in a more complex pattern for a change. First however, it appears that I will be hooking a bag in the Crocodile stitch, then a few coasters and doilies and finally something more complex. Cheers!

12 comments:

  1. this blanket is awesome!!!! I envy your teen!!!
    xxx Alessandra

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  2. Lovely lovely! Your teen is a designer in the making :)

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  3. Looks great! The colors and the placement of the squares work well together.

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  4. Thank you! It will be going into an all white room with a few funky decor pieces - can't wait to see the result. I might have to fly with it on my lap due to being overweight on luggage already LOL

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  5. I absolutely love it, beautiful!!

    x Saskia

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  6. Hallo,

    you made a great job crocheting this blanket. I like the colours.

    Lisa

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  7. great !
    Greetings from Poland :)
    Katarzyna

    www.sajuki.blogspot.com

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  8. Very pretty - the unusual layout you have used give it such a modern twist! WOW!

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  9. Beautiful blanket! I love the colors and the pattern.

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  10. That is a really lovely blanket - great colour combinations, you did a fabulous job.

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