SSDA – Same Stitches, Different Afghan. Or at least the plan of different afghans. So far it has been SSSA – same stitches same afghan. I am still working on the Waterfall afghan and I decided to purchase 2 more skeins of the navy Palette yarn. But what I still need to decide is if I am going to continue it to make it wider vs. longer. Or perhaps I should just make it big enough to be used either way.
Here is are 2 shots: I think I like it with the zigzags going in that "slimming" way – that being up and down, vs. side-to-side:
If I don’t change my mind again, that means the length (the up and down way) will be about 49-51 inches. They stretch and I can’t seem to get a really accurate measurement. That will be okay since dad is a shortie like me. So far the width is about 40 inches.
I haven’t decided if I will make sure that the color repeat is complete across, because I may not have enough yarn (even with the 2) to make it complete in that way. But I figure it will not really matter much visually, because it is so ziggy that I don’t think anyone will notice, as long as I have one dark blue stripe at the end. Please tell me what you think – up and down, side to side, make it big enough for either and do I need to make sure the color repeats are complete?
For now that I will need to chill on continuing Waterfall until the new yarn arrives so I can see if it matches. And that means I need to start on a new afghan. Cool!
I have the yarn for the last 2 afghans (besides my sister’s, which is still in process). Here is the yarn and photo of of one:
Both of these are from the Leisure Arts book, Rippling Effects. I had used one of the patterns a long time ago for some baby afghans I did for great-nieces and great-nephews. All of the patterns (16) are very pretty. It was hard to decide!
William-Thomas, Spencer, Guinevere and I will be kicking back this long weekend. It seems a bit weird to even think of it as a long weekend, since both WT and I are self-employed, working days, nights and most weekends – days just melt into each other and the calendar doesn’t seem to make much difference anymore. But holidays usually bring more free time – since our clients and students want to kick back too!
So I will leave you to your long weekend – just as soon as I post this funny photo of our impromptu altar to shoes – more on the reason behind that on a later post.