Monday, October 19, 2009

I finished my last square!

Wow! I combined the Great American Afghan and Great American Aran Afghan, and finally, after two years, completed 30 squares - it's really big. Blocking took a really long time - some of them were much smaller than they should have been, and some were at quite a rakish angle.

I spent last night basting the squares together, and will begin the actual sewing today. They actually seemed to fit together pretty well when basted, so I'm hopeful the afghan will look as it should. Of course, the border will probably take another month or so, but it would be really cool if I could give myself the afghan for Christmas.

6 comments:

Gabi said...

Looking forward to see the finished Aran. 30 squares?? Where did you find the other ones?

Deborah said...

I agree! I need some fill in squares for others I didn't want to do!

Alice said...

I got some of the squares from the Great American Afghan book. It's by the same folks, and the squares (supposedly!) come out to 12" x 12".

Mina´s This´n´That said...

hallo,
vielen vielen dank für dein mail bzgl. der schultaschen !!!!
die schultaschen sind bestimmt für ländern in unsrer osteuropäischen nachbarschaft ...
dort herrscht of noch viel armut !!!! es gehen regelmäßig von AVC und Nehemia Mission transporte in diese länder (mit allen möglichen sachspenden) ... auf meiner seite findest du die links dazu ... ich kenne den leiter persönlich und gebe ihm die schulsachen bei einem passendeport mit ...(möchte aber erst mal einen schwung - so ca. 20 bis 30 schultaschen) zusammensammeln und dann mitschicken ... wann das sein wird, kann ich noch nicht sagen, ich hoffe es wird fleissig gespendet, dass bald die schulsachen auf die reise gehen können ...;-)
ich danke dir sooooo für dein mail und würde mich natürlich sehr sehr über deine mithilfe bzw. deine sachspenden freuen !!!
viele liebe grüße mina

LouAnne said...

I am just going to start this and I wanted to know how much yarn you used. I am thinking of ordering from Webs cascade 220 what do you suggest

Alice said...

LouAnne - I made a much bigger afghan than was called for, so my yarn use was much greater. I used two full bags of heather green, and maybe two hanks of white for the afghan itself. (I think). The border, since the afghan is huge (6 blocks by 5 blocks) has taken 3+ hanks. All Cascade. I used size 8 needles throughout.