Last Updated: Wednesday, 19 March 2014 22:14
Reflections of My Mom
I dedicate this new afghan to my mom. I'm not ashamed to admit that my early years of my childhood, we needed thrift stores and a helping hand. To save money, my mom would cut up our old clothing and make them into quilts. None of the quilts had any rhyme or reason to the colour. They were warm and that's what mattered. We went to bed with extra hot water bottles in the hope they would retain the heat over night as our home was heated with a central fire stove. I firmly believe that growing up in this manner makes me a better person for understanding and being empathetic to others.
When I see afghans where the material is unusual or appears to be old clothing... when the colour doesn't make sense. It lifts my spirit because I know that this was love as a child. Growing up in the way I did makes me extremely grateful for the luxuries and opportunities that have come my way.
This afghan used 12 Balls of Bernat Mosaic Yarn. The colour is called Gamut. Don't bother to pay full retail, you can pick up this yarn cheap at Spinrite Factory Outlet's online ETENT. The yarn was normally $7 per ball marked down to $9 for 3 balls. My friends, this glorious afghan would have cost my about $90. To have a unique looking afghan where the colours melt in front of your eyes is stunning. ANY of the colours in the Mosaic Line at the ETENT would be awesome in this design. You just need about 4 bags. When Spinrite has their sales, they sometimes throw in a bag for free. You need to watch their sales as it's incredible. In fact, I actually only paid $27 for this as one of the bags were free at the time. Our weekly newsletter has features every week for discounts at Spinrite Factory Outlet.
I used a size 6.0 mm or J hook for my sample. My afghan is 44" square. I used the pattern from Trip Around The World Entrelac Afghan.
May you enjoy this afghan as much as I do. Good Luck!
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