Thursday, February 05, 2015

JJ's BD afghan

Last fall I decided that my winter project would be to crochet an afghan for each of the kid's beds.  Dani couldn't decide on what colour she would like, and JJ's BD was the first one of the new year, so I decided to start his first.   I am not the speediest crocheter, and neck and back problems slowed me down even more, but on snowy winter afternoons, I am in my chair working with hook and wool.   Slowly but surely I am getting there.
Earlier this winter we took a picture of JJ with the project 1/3 done.   I want him to be able to use it to keep his toes and nose warm when he is a tall lanky teenager, so I will almost triple the length seen here.
It was only half done by his birthday this week, but he liked feeling all snug and warm wrapped up in it for a picture with Amma before he set off for school this morning.

Dani had a snuggle too.   I am thinking I will do hers in shades of purple, pink and mauve.  I'll post a picture when it is done, but don't hold your breath!


Lorna said...

I love ripple afghans both to snuggle under and to crochet. Are those his hockey or baseball colours?

Cuppa said...

Lorna - this ripple pattern is an easy one to follow, and I love the way it looks. Keeps my fingers busy, and my lap warm working on an afghan for a winter project. These are not any of JJ's teams colours, he just liked blue and white.

I loved your story about your new lipstick. What a hoot!

Regenia said...

Looks great! And what a special thing for Jj and Danica to have in the future, something made by their grandmother.

Andrea said...

It's lovely, Aunt Sue.

These things always take more time than you think at the outset, don't they?

MARY G said...

Good for you! I dither around about doing a pair of mittens.
Great colour!