An Afghan Full of Meaning….

It’s finished!  It’s finally finished!  Yay!  I’m so excited to have finished my second afghan!  And this one has so much meaning to me!  I call this my “Leftover Yarn Afghan”  Its the second one I make.  Basically what I did was take a bunch of leftover skeins of yarn & put them into a large bag & start knitting.  When I run out of a skein I just reach into the bag and grab another skein.  There is no rhyme or reason to the colors, it is just whatever color comes out next.  It kinda makes it fun because you never know what color you are going to get next.

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This particular afghan is very very special to me because I made it with all of my mom’s leftover skeins of yarn, her needles & her pattern book.  My mom passed away in January, and I inherited her beloved yarn stash.  She had a lot of half skeins of Homespun by Lion Brand.  So when I finally decided to organize all her yarn I made the decision to make another Leftover Yarn Afghan.  I went through her afghan patterns and found one that she had made before.  I looked through all of her needles and found one of her favorite needles, addi-turbo in size 15.   I sat down on the couch with everything and I told my husband, I’m making an afghan with everything that belonged to my mom.  My mom touched this yarn, she knitted with these needles, and she read this pattern and then I proceeded to breakdown into tears.  :-/

But once I started I was so excited!  Every time I looked at it or picked it up I felt a connection.  This is going to be my afghan and it will always remind me of my mom!  Every time I look at it, it brings a smile to my face!

I can’t begin to say how happy I am that I finished it!  It took me a while because I did stop for a few months but it is done!  I love the colors! It’s so happy & cheerful!  And I actually didn’t notice until I was finished with it that it starts out with lighter colors & then ends with some darker earth tone colors.


Denali loves it!  LOL  She immediately snuggled underneath it.

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The pattern is Richly Textured Afghan by Carolyn Pfiefer.   It was an easy & mindless pattern which is what I wanted.  The colors are very random, but they did have a little bit of a pattern to it.  The 4 row part of it introduced the next color to be used in the 16 round repeat.   There were a couple of occasions where I didn’t have enough in the skein to finish the 16 rows & that was ok.  After all, this is an afghan for left over yarn 🙂

On a side note,  a couple of months ago my work daughter (Bree) confiscated my cel phone & added the Instagram app.  She & my daughter had been after me forever to get it.  I still don’t exactly understand the purpose of it, but, I now have it & have started posting pictures of my knitting on it.  LOL  So if you would like to follow me on Instagram my name is @trishp02.  LOL

10 responses »

  1. I love that blanket love the colours and it looks so snuggly, I love how your cat and dog instantly look like this is mine now 🙂

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