Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Catty Corners Afghan

I went to CP today for encouragement cuz this afghan just seems to go on forever. And I do really know forever, having one afghan that took me 3 years to make. This isn't even 3 weeks yet. But it is small squares, with lots of color changes. Seems to take longer to hide the ends than to crochet the square. The reason I don't do small squares for anything. But, this pattern caught my eye, and I decided it was the perfect challenge for my county fair entry this year. I received some really good advice, but unfortunately, some of it is not practical in this case. Like start to assemble the squares, so I can see how much I have done, and the remainder won't seems so far away. Well, there are 30 matching pairs of squares, none alike, so assembly can't be started until all the squares are done. Can't start the ripple border until the squares are put together. Catch 22.
Another suggestion was to put it aside and work on something else for awhile. Two problems with this. #1, I'm afraid I won't pick it up again. I really hate small squares. #2, if I stop now I will forget the color sequences.
I also think I am trying to catch a cold or something, and that is making me cranky. Think maybe I'll just take some Nyquil and go to bed. It will all be better tomorrow!
Thank you, each and every one who tried to snap me out of my mood. It will be a beautiful afghan when it is finished.


River Glorious said...

Those little squares are so well made! It's going to make a beautiful afghan! Do finish it so we can admire it all put together!! :)

dianne said...

Hi, saw your post on CP, so came over for a look. The squares look great!!

kennajo711 said...

looks like a winner to me!! I also came from CP to see what you've accomplished.

luannes said...

How are you going to join them Cay?
I don't see why you can't join a few rows at the top for motivation.I join sqs. for charity blankets and I find hiding the ends as I make them helps me. Your sqs. are beautiful and it is going to be 1st place when it's finished!Best of luck to you.

Anonymous said...

Turned out gorgeous! I hope you win 1st place. What colors did you use? I'm sure the end weaving was nightmarish. I'm working on an afghan with 140 squares so I know the weaving and joining and seaming. Wonderful when it's all done tho. I might just have to tackle the Catty Corners. Thanks for the photos. Take a bow!!!