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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.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Rusty Nail Afghan

Rusty Nail as it was designed some time back accompanied me to South Carolina on a girls trip recently.  I was able to work on it in the car coming and going.

Aside from the different light and the colors looking a bit more reddish in the 2nd picture, here it is as a work in progress.  As you can see the squares are very different in size and style, some are rectangles,  some squares, some knitted, and some crocheted.  Due to the huge difference in size I've used almost 3 skeins of yarns in the beginning edging and joining.  After returning home and searching for additional yarn (that I thought I had that matched)...

Here's the next design stage
I've moved what was to be the 2nd row down to the make the 4th  row, and then re-arranged a few other squares to keep things as balanced as something this different can be.  Looking at this picture I see I need to move the granny square in the middle of the 3rd row so I don't have 3 of those in a row diagonally.  Will probably switch it out with the bigger orange square that's currently 2nd  in that same row.   Separating the 2 completed rows with the idea that when I edge and join the others with a slightly different shade it will be less noticeable and look more like a blending of all these shades of orange, peach, tangerine, and rust.

Fingers crossed this plan works as well as I think it will.


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2 comments:

  1. Beautiful colors. I always did like the fall colors. You have such a knack for putting squares together. I love the name also, lol.

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  2. That will be a nice warm afghan when it is all together.

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