While I tend to think of myself as a threadie, in reality I have probably had as many yarn projects published as I have thread. For several years, I designed an afghan or blanket almost every month. I did all the work myself (many designers used stitchers) so one a month was actually pretty good, considering I was also working full time, raising my family and turning out other designs as well. I liked to design afghans because they were easy; I could get the design established, then I didn't have to think too hard about them. Here are a few that I had published in the 90's:
|I gave this one to my step-mom, Sheila.|
|I am not sure what happened to this one. I think I donated it to some organization to be raffled off, but I don't remember anything else about it!|
|I made this one for my niece; it is still one of my favorite designs. So sweet and simple!|
|I gave this one to my Uncle George and Aunt Sadie.|
|I kept this one for myself!|
|I gave this one and a matching pillow to my mama for Mother's Day one year.|
|This one has been republished in a new DRG book called "The Joy of Thread."|
|This one is so easy you can almost do it with your eyes closed!|
|The same stitch pattern as the one above, but I added pineapples to the ends.|
Nice! I really like the look of the Trellis one--the last two and the Mother's Day one. Would love to make it someday!
I think I have most of these patterns with my Annie's Attic Afghan collection from years ago. I like working with thread more than yarn.
Beautiful afghans Ann! I enjoy making afghans, haven't done one in a while.
Wow - one a month? That's awesome! What hard work - I think it's terrific that you're reviewing it here.
Oh gosh, these are beautiful. I love them all. I love, love thread and then love, love yarn. Can't get enough of either. I have to look for a few of these afghans, I would love to make them.
Amiga todos los tejidos afganos estan hermosos te felicito. Muchos cariños
Thank you all, it is fun taking a little trip down memory lane sometimes!
They're all so lovely. I especially like the Irish Rose.
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