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Goal: 36
Start: #27
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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Traveling Ghan Still in the Works

 For lack of a better name (but would love someone to come up with a name) Traveling Ghan is getting there.  Started this afghan while on a road trip back in mid January.  As we were running out the door to begin our trip to Hilton Head, I realized I hadn't packed any yarn!  I know, "What was I thinking!".  So quickly grabbed 5 skeins of yarn I thought went together ok (light blue, sage green, gray, rosey pink, and goldish tan), and a long knitting needle and I was on my way.  Basic stripes, some knitted, some stockinette and some (minimal) slip stitch color works (see gray and pink AND gold and blue sections).  Started it in the car on the way down, worked on it there and on the return trip.
But, knitting a ghan is slow, so 2 weeks ago when I again hopped into the car to head to Hilton Head (for a Girls Week), I took Traveling Ghan with me again.  Thought I might run out of yarn, since I had no pattern and this is guestimation so grabbed the darker blue.  The darker blue section is the middle.  So, as you can see I'm now repeating as I make my way down the 2nd half.  AND this ghan will see more miles in the soon to be road trip, so it really is Traveling Ghan.  Can anyone think of a name that goes with the colors?

On the last road trip I also nabbed a few toiletries from the condo during Girls Week.

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  1. I'm not very good at naming things but perhaps Road Trip if you want to indicate traveling. :-) Also makes me think of a snowcone. I don't know why.

  2. I think what you've been calling it is a perfect name. I love it, the colors are cheerful and peaceful. :-)

  3. Traveling Ghan and Road Trip are both good names. I like the way you are doing this blanket. The colors look so good together. Looking forward to seeing this again when it is done. Hope you have been having some good trips!


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