Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Afghan becomes a shawl
New to A4A and yarn activities, except for those assigned by junior high school home ec teachers years ago, I would like to say hello. My name is Lynette and I live and work in Minnesota where warm wear is essential for survival. I learned about A4A via a blog mentioning the American Red Cross and how its former war-time knitting projects serve as inspiration for A4A. My first crochet project, pictured here, was supposed to be a baby afghan for the CURE baby afghan project due November 23. Alas, my afghan grew 20 inches in length and shrunk two inches in width after a machine washing (my bad, I know), and became a toasty warm shawl that will never have the dimensions required for CURE. (Experts at my my local yarn shop confirm this.) So, I will not make this coming afghan-making deadline, but will, perhaps, try for the next one!