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Goal: 36
Start: #16
Current: 17

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Iris and Lillies Afghan Complete

 View one of Iris and Lillies completed, it's been laundered and blocked.
View 2.  During the progress of this ghan I had people saying they liked or didn't like the yellow and blue, and or they liked the swirling black and white squares.  The ghan is yellow and purple, and the swirls are a dark purple and mellow yellow like the mellow yellow used to edge and join after the initial purple round.  Purple often just doesn't show up right, color wise on the computer so thought I let you all know.  Iris makes me think of dark purple and Lillies bright yellow.

This ghan has squares from lots of different hands.  Once everything was edged I joined blocks of 4 (a little different process), then joined 2 blocks of 4 to create a section.  If you look, you'll see extra rows doing it this way.  It used about double the amount of yarn normally used for edging and joining, but I thought it needed a few more inches.  Finished it with a ruffle and another round of purple.

Like all our ghans, it will make it's way to The Homeless Families Foundation to be a part of a Welcome Home Package.
2013 Donation Totals:

Hats:  319
Scarves: 247
Socks: 152
Afghans: 15+1=16
Slippers: 112
Rain Ponchos: 202
Mittens: 22
Cotton Wash Clothes: 212
Shawls, Sweaters, Vests, Poncho's: 4
Misc. Items: include personal care, headbands, handwarmers, cowls/gators and all meal prep related items, etc aren't tabulated

***and this blog post is #998 just 2 post away from 1,000. I'm announcing a contest right now. Starting today and (March 23rd) running through the 1,000th post. Everyone who visits and the blog and leaves a comment on the blog will have their name entered into a hat....I will draw a name or names......depending on how many entries we have and the winners will receive...............goodies. I'll leave it at that, goodies. Now who doesn't like to win something? Help us celebrate our longevity and this milestone blog post.***

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  1. marj in minnesotaApril 10, 2013 at 7:23 AM

    Sitting in Minnesota waiting for another round of snow in the winter that will not die, this is definitely a pop of spring. Iris are my favorite flower. Hope to see them soon. Like the ruffled edge too.

  2. Very nice afghan. I really like the colors.

  3. Very nice. Reminds me of spring.

  4. Love this....the pattern and colors.

  5. Wonderful looking ghan! I love it!

  6. I think this afghan is cute! Good job.

  7. Wow, the swirls are really neat. I like the blue and yellow color scheme, too. Nice job!!

  8. Very pretty! You are so creative, not to mention industrious!

  9. This is beautiful. I also love the colors. We still have snow on the ground here with a storm coming this weekend. This afghan is a ray of sunshine. Good job everyone.

  10. Such a beautiful breath of spring I see in this awesome Afghan! Great job Sandy.....lucky is the family who receives this one!

  11. Love this afghan. You always do such a good job Sandy.


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