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Happily married for lots of years to great guy, mother of one wonderful daughter. I have lots of interests and wished I had more time to explore them all.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Designing Afghans from Donated Squares

I'm pretty sure I have an afghan named crayons or box of crayons designed and waiting in the wings, but that's what I thought of while designing this particular afghan.  How boring is it to name this Crayon 2?  This is a mix of sizes and shapes and styles of squares, rectangles, sampler, granny's.  I know I have some of the variegated yarn in my stash, but doubt there's enough to edge and join, might have to get more, as I think....I would like to use it for this ghan?  Thoughts?  Will that be too busy?

As I'm typing this post, color me popped into my head.  How's that for a name?

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  1. marj from minnesotaMay 26, 2013 at 7:05 AM

    Definitely a good choice for a little boy. Varigated yarn would be cute I think. Keep it color charged all the way. Color Block, Color Me, Color Box, Color My World. Lots of good names for this one. I really lke it. Lots of fun.

  2. Thanks for the ideas and the visit Marj, appreciate it.

  3. Very colorful and definitely crayon colors.

  4. Box of Crayons is a great name Sandy. I love the color combo.

  5. Love this one Sandy! Definately see the box of crayons going on. Or maybe a coloring book? Whatever it will be GREAT when finished. You have been one busy designing lady! What number are you up to at this point?

  6. Lovely! I adore these colours and anything really colourful, actually. "Collected Colours" for a name? Just what popped into my head :)

  7. As soon as I was scrolling down the page and saw the afghan I thought HOT. It is another aghan for someone to stay warm under this winter. Great job Sandy.

  8. Crayon 2 may sound so "typical", but it is soo appropriate. I love this afghan. It just makes you want to get out your old box of 64 crayons. And yes, I still have the last one I bought when my youngest was in elementary school.

  9. Thank you all for the visits and great ideas for names, appreciate it. I love to color so chuckled when I read Gail still has her box of crayons. I've got a box 24 right in my desk drawer!

  10. Sandy you are doing such a great job putting together all the squares and making them look so nice together.


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