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Monday, March 14, 2011

Rose Garden Afghan for Faith Mission in the Works

Rose Garden AfghanForest Green, Lime Green, Kelly Green, Olive Green, Celery Green, Hot Pink, Light Pink, Dusty Rose, Mauve Pink, and maybe a coral shade of pink make up this ghan in the works for our folks at Faith Mission. Squares ranging in size 5-6-7-8 and 12 inches, rectangles, granny squares, sampler style squares, crocheted squares, and knitted squares are all here. Quite a mix in this one folks.

A good number of these squares are from long ago from folks who's names I don't have, never had. You might remember I've referred to a couple of groups that disbanded and passed along squares and their odds and ends to me, before. Over time, they've been added here and there to various charity projects. Here they're mixed with rectangles from RoseMarie, some pink squares from Karen V and Joy.

The pink and green ghan was design here and has been waiting in the wings. I try to name many of the ghans, and believe with all the pink and green this can appropriately be named, Rose Garden. All the greens represent leaves and stems, and the shades of pink the roses.

Though it's hard to see in the picture the squares are being edged with dark forest green, not black as it looks in the picture. I'm joining in dusty rose. Normally I edge and join with the same color, but thought given the amount of each color I had left in my stash after DD finished Vacation ghan, I'd try this method. Thus far, I think it's working. I'm using the join as you go method on this ghan, though it's not continuous given the huge difference is sizing; this is much more piece meal then it was with Colorful Blocks Ghan.

Hoping Rose Garden will be finished in a few days as works continues on this
Reddish Brownish Ghan...that needs a name. Anyone with ideas?

**Reminder folks not to tie a knot and cut yarn when knitting or crocheting. Always leave a tail of several inches when joining new join, and work it into your work. This ensures your item won't come apart. I've had to make several repairs where items have been knotted, cut and are coming apart before I can pass along your thoughtful donations. Thank you**

2011

Scarves 134
Hats 197
Mittens (gloves)56
Socks 56
Slippers 26
Ghans 11
Squares 179
Sweaters 5

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4 comments:

  1. About the joining advice: I have never had luck just leaving a tail, regardless of how long. The times I've tried, I lost my projects because it just wouldn't hold. I don't trust not knotting it. After some experimentation, I found knots that always hold.

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  2. I've not had troubles with tails being worked in, but 98% of the time I don't knot so leave longer tail to compensate. Knots can be the weakest point of an item. Sometimes though if the item is real open it's harder to not knot. But, the cutting right after a knot never holds regardless of the knot used.

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  3. what about the brownish red ghan be called "hot chocolate' thats what it reminded me of. Or you can change it to Hot Cup Of Coffee....

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  4. Two cute ideas Amy. I'll write those down and see how we do with getting other suggestions. Thnks

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