Wednesday, 19 March 2014

World's Largest Afghan.....And Still Growing!!!








You may remember...

I started this afghan in Florida...

Started out as a scarf!!!! But...

But quickly became.... the never-ending afghan!!!

The thing is...

I had picked up 2 balls of the lime green at Wal-Mart...

When I decided I REALLY liked the lime green...

I went back for more...

You got it!!!!   NONE!!!

So...then I was really confused about the design...which...as you can plainly see...

There is NONE!!!


I will do a fringe with the same colors as the ends....good???






So....

I picked up a few more balls of...what I thought were co-ordinating colours...

And proceeded along my merry way!!!!

Saving the ONE remaining ball of lime green....for just the right spot...

Well...

This story has a very happy ending...

When my boyfriend was in the States last week...I googled a Wal- Mart near where he was staying...

And.....lo and behold...they had 4 balls of the lime green in stock....YAY!!!!

He was nice enough to pick them up for me...

So...now....I can add more lime green...and the co-ordinating colours...

And hopefully be finished...in this lifetime!!!






This was an ear warmer that I made for my daughter...

When I was finishing up...

Tried it on.....HUGE!!!!

I had tried it on during the process...

Fit fine....

What happens to my crochet...

That it all becomes HUGE!!!

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Hope you are all having a great day....

Dark and drizzly here...happy that the freezing rain has not materialized!

One more day 'til it is officially SPRING!....YAY!!!

On the menu tonight....

        Spaghetti and meat sauce...

            Vegetarian for my son, who is joining us...♥️

                 Crusty bread and salad....

Enjoy the rest of your day...

       What are you up to????

                        Cheers!  :o)
                           linda 


  

35 comments:

  1. its a work of art!! Lovely colors too! I'm packing an watching it snow, blech!!

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    1. Why thanks Laurie....coming from you...THE artist!
      Oh no....snow?
      We are just getting drizzle...that is just fine with me!

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  2. I really like the lime green! Is this going to be a for a queen sized bed? King sized? I have a blanket on my bed that a lady knitted for me and it is for a king bed.

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    1. That is the question of the century!
      I will have to wait and see how darn big it gets!
      I am still working on it! hahaha!

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  3. Love your never ending afghan...I do believe it could end up in California!!! Just a few more balls of yard.

    The bottom picture wouldn't come in.....I'll check back later...dinner sounds good. We're having the leftover pork roast tonight. Easy!!!!

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    1. Thanks Wanda...I hope it isn't that big!

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  4. I've done a lot of ironing today.....zzzzzzzzzzzz........ x

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    1. I don't mind ironing......

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    2. Welcome over to do mine! ;) I've got quite the heap waiting.

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    3. No problem......I love it! I find it relaxing...I know....I'm wierd!

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  5. That is gorgeous, Linda. I love the colours you chose. My mom knitted me a blanket for a double bed in the popcorn stitch many years ago. I still use it today and it really held up well. Have fun carrying on...

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    1. The popcorn stitch is pretty labour intense...perhaps I should add a few rows of that stitch....
      Thanks for the idea!
      My kids all have afghans that my Mom knit....♥️
      I am sure it is very precious to you....being from your Mom♥️

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  6. Such a kind boyfriend! :) Love your photo of the peony and blueberry cake.

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    1. Hi Hester.....thanks for visiting.....the cake is also delicious! Ask D!

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  7. I love that pop of green in the afghan. How nice that you found more of the green and hubby could pick it up for you! We're to get 10 - 15 cm. of snow and northeast winds tonight and tomorrow here. Bah! :/ Welcome to spring!

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    1. Yes....I was really happy about him getting me more!
      I will be working on this for a while!
      Not more snow! I think we are supposed to get more on Saturday......humbug!

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  8. Hi Linda!
    I'm actually appreciating the array of colors and that "pop" of lime green in your never ending Afghan. Marion is in the process of crocheting a camouflage blanket for her grandson's full size bed. I hope she doesn't run out of yarn because I know for sure Walmart won't have any more! (How sweet of your boyfriend to pick it up for you:) You might remember, she still has those Minion hats for my daughter's Relay For Life in June! How do you gals do it, lol...Thanks for sharing, Linda...I hope I'm around to see it finished, lol...

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    1. Glad you like it. ~~Louise~~.....tell Marion I'm pulling for her!

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  9. Hey, you've been having a blog fiddle about! Looks very nice!! That really is going to be the worlds largest afghan for sure!! You will have to see if it qualifies for a world record!!!!! Love that your boyfriend bought you some more yarn - what a kind fellow he is!! xx

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    1. Yes....thanks for noticing.....you were my inspiration♥️
      I was really pleased that he got me the yarn, too....now I can finish my vision! Hahaha!

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  10. First I love how this afghan is coming along. So happy for you that you found more green it sure makes it pop.
    Now I know exactly what you mean when it comes to projects crocheting bigger...... I did a headband in knitting and it looked just right till I tried it on. Had to adjust .....I must be a big knitter.....lol

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    1. Thanks Linda.....what is it with the HUGE projects?
      My tension must be waaaay off...oh well....la-tee-da.....♥️

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  11. I have a serious love hate relationship with the yarn section at WalMart! The prices are much better than other places, buuut they RARELY have the color I want in stock! Just a sad empty space on the shelf. I wish they had a better inventory and restock situation!

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    1. I have had this problem MANY times...
      Our selection here in Canada is way worse....the U.S. Has waaaay more selection....

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  12. I love lime green..I love lime..especially in Tequila!
    Ironing and bread making here...much like my distant relative Em!!
    Jane x

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    1. So....you like Tequila, eh Jane?

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  13. I'm liking you huge and growing afghan. The afghan I am working on is small and likely to stay that way. I am a slow crocheter and wonder how my mom ever finished all those big, fancy afghans... Of course, some of them (if not all of them) took her years to complete. I hope mine doesn't take that long. The baby is due in October.

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    1. Well....it is for a baby....so it should be small...you'll be finished in no time♥️

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  14. I love the never ending scarf! haha. The colors are beautiful together! Great thinking on the Walmart stop, too! We can be brilliant when we need to be, can't we? ha.

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    1. We sure can....I had wanted to stop on the trip home from Florida...I could see the wal-mart....but...the boyfriend was on a mission .....to get home! Alls well that ends well....

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  15. you like to iron???
    wow.
    i have all new respect for you! LOLOL.
    anybody who can keep white carpet THAT immaculate is weird.
    weird in a good way you understand.
    oh. please tammy. it's late. and you're crazy.
    just shut up and go to bed.
    i like the carpet runner. i mean scarf. i mean afghan. i mean crowd headwarmer. whatever.
    good night!
    XOXOXO ♥

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  16. I'm trilled, as you probably are, that you found some more of that lovely lime green. It certainly is wide ... what size bed will it fit?

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    1. Thanks linda...
      Hopefully just at the end of the bed....pull up at night....you know...that kind!

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  17. Nicely done stitches. Very nice work.

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