I'm on a Roll

Same Pattern, Different Colors - 
The second afghan I started with my new favorite pattern.
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
United States
September 21, 2008 9:27am CST
Most of you saw the afghan I started with the chocolate/aqua/white that I posted the other day. I ran out of yarn so started another until I could get to the store and buy more. I had an afghan in the closet that I hadn't finished, so I unraveled it all and started this same pattern with those colors. I like this one too, I think it would go great in a house with Tuscany colors. It reminds me of a vineyard, the purple would be the grapes, the sage would be the leaves, and the sand color would be the earth or the dried vines. I can't wait to finish these two and get started on a third, which I think will be the most vibrant.
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@lilcee (2704)
• United States
21 Sep 08
That is very pretty. I used to be able to knit but haven't done it in a long long time. I've never been able to crochet tho. Never could figure it out LOL. You're doing a very good job. I love the colors. Let us see it when it's finished. I bet it will be pretty. Happy lotting.
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
21 Sep 08
I learned to both knit and crochet as a child, but just basic stitches and never really did anything with it. My sister did some really intricate things with crochet and I couldn't do that, so always thought knitting was easier. Now that I know how easy it is to make simple afghans and baby blankets and such, I find that I love it much more than knitting. It's quicker, and if you drop a stitch it doesn't matter.
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@venshida (4837)
• United States
21 Sep 08
The colors are fabulous. You are really good combining colors. I would of never thought to combine the colors you use. Its fabulous. You are really busy.
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
21 Sep 08
I really do enjoy playing with the colors. One of my favorite combinations is a country blue, sand, and white. It reminds me of the ocean, or khaki pants, denim shirt with white t-shirt.
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@BarBaraPrz (20534)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
21 Sep 08
Very nice. As I posted on the photo comment page, I think you're on to something... Have fun!
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
21 Sep 08
Yes, I'm really enjoying this pattern. Of course I'll probably be sick of it soon, so will be back to rotating the few that are favorites.
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21 Sep 08
Hi ldyjarhead, Well done to you girl, as long as you are loving it and doing something that you love so keep crafting and you are a clever lady, have fun. Tamara
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
22 Sep 08
Oh my... i think this is the best looking simple afghan that i ever saw... i love the purple color... you reall have an eye for color selection and color combination... i love the way the colors combined... i hope i can have one just like that... to put on my bed... or my sofa... that would surely brighten my apartment...
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
22 Sep 08
Thanks. I like to try different things. Have you tried to learn how to crochet? The simple things that I do are very basic and don't require a lot of skill.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
22 Sep 08
We were taught how to crochet in high school... but i was never good at it... aside for that i have hyperhydorsis... so the yarn would always become wet... and that is difficult to crochet... so i stopped doing it...
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
22 Sep 08
Ah yes, it would be difficult if it got wet. I've had my water bottle sitting near the ball of yarn and even just picking up the condensation from that makes it difficult. Could you wear thin gloves I wonder? Latex?
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@stylioJ (403)
• United States
22 Sep 08
That's really pretty. I'm not good at anything like that. I can't sew, crochet, knit, etc. My in-laws are great at it, so I could probably learn some time.
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
22 Sep 08
The basic crochet stitches are very simple to learn and I'll bet you could pick it up in no time. I don't do any of the real fancy things like doilies and such, but what I do comes out ok, I guess.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
23 Sep 08
She is right with patience it is easy to learn. I started learning when I was 12 years old. My mom and grandmother taught me and now I can just about crochet anything. I even do dollies and fancy pillow dolls and other things. But if you start out simple it will start to come easier and easier with time. Soon you'll be crocheting everyone little special gifts that they can cherish because it was made by you.
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@stylioJ (403)
• United States
23 Sep 08
Cool. Thank you for the encouragement! I am interested in learning.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
23 Sep 08
I love crocheting, I just wish more people appreciated the hard work we put into something we have made. I bet those afghan will come in handy this winter and would be great gifts. I wish I could find a store that sold yarn cheaper then in the stores now days. I can visualize your afghan and tell they will be beauties.
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
23 Sep 08
I think it's becoming more popular now than it was a few years ago. When I was working a couple of years ago I had several people that wanted to learn, and also some that knew how and I prompted them to get started again.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
26 Sep 08
I see alot of it in stores like vest and shirts and even purses that has been crocheted using the thread like you make dollies out of. But I don't know anyone besides my mother who does crochet around where I live. I wish they had classes I don't need them but it would be great to be around others who does like to crochet or wants to learn.
• United States
22 Sep 08
aww , you just brought back some great memories for me from my childhood . I used to sit with my grandmother and we would talk and she would try to show me how to knit. I would get it going in a straight line but bringing it back was something she would laugh at me about . I rememberher making funny faces at me and we would laugh for hours. One day I just might pick it up again , now that my hands are a little bit more equipped to handle it . The art you are doing is truly beautiful and I cann't wait to see more of your work . Hope this finds you well and in good spirits. Cheers :D
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
22 Sep 08
It's funny, because my grandmother wasn't like most others, she didn't do anything domestic or crafty. She could barely boil a hot dog, and even that she boiled too much until they fell apart. My mom taught me the very basic stitches but I never did anything with it until maybe 7-8 yrs ago (I'm 51 now), but I've made lots of baby blankets, afghans and scarves since. I've posted other pictures in other discussions in this interest area.
@busyB4 (875)
• United States
31 Oct 08
Very pretty love the colors
• Lubbock, Texas
21 Sep 08
I really like that color combination. I love purple, green and any kind of muted yellow or amber in beading. This reflect all my favorites.
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
21 Sep 08
It's not colors you would expect to see together, but I like the way they work. Sometimes I'll looking at clothing, sweaters and jackets and such, to get an inspiration.
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
22 Sep 08
OOO, that sounds pretty, I love the color purple...
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
22 Sep 08
I know you probably responded from your email, but you can see the picture attached if you check the site.
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• United States
22 Sep 08
Yes, guilty as charged.. But whenever I reply to posts with pictures, I do comment on the picture, which I did..Great Job!!
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
22 Sep 08
Oh, I wasn't beating up on you, just wanted you to know the picture was there.
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
22 Sep 08
Hey LdyJ, Well that one sounds beautiful too! They both have such esquite colors mixed together. I like both combinations. How large do you make the afghans. I have one that my Aunt had made years ago that I just love. I always love to throw it over me on the couch when I'm watching tv or taking a nap. I don't know what you call the pattern, you would know I'm sure. It's a very popular afghan pattern. You know those different colored squares with the black background. I don't know what you call it, but I love it. My Mom has the other one that my Aunt had made and they look almost exactly alike. I think she crocheted it. She tried to teach me, but that was an impossible task. I just never got the hang of it. I am truly blessed to have been given one of her fine pieces of work when she passed away by my Uncle, her brother. It means so much to me! She used to make the most most unbelievable things. She was always knitting or crocheting something. She made me hats, scarves. She even had made a beautiful sequined top for herself that I used to have. I really wish that I had inherited her talent.
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
22 Sep 08
What you have sounds like granny squares. You can make them in any color and then stitch them together with one color, usually black. I make them all sizes, depending on what they're used for. I make some smaller ones that I want to give to patients at the VA that are in wheelchairs. I usually make them big enough to cover up good with on the couch, usually wide enough for two two snuggle under. That's about the size that would fit a twin size bed.
@whittby (3073)
• United States
2 Nov 08
I did a lot of crochet work years ago. The most fun for me was watching the pattern unfold with the color combinations. The same pattern looks so different with another color combination. I also used to like the variegated yarns - they turned out different every time. I was at the dollar store yesterday and was very surprised to see that fuzzy yard there. I don't know if it's a pain in the neck or not to crochet with. I gave up on crochet because my neck was going numb when I kept at it. It was wonderful way to get busy watching TV. Oh, and I am certainly enjoying looking at your projects. Some of the smaller ones would probably work out well for me because of the above problem.
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
29 Sep 08
Looks really nice. Knitting isn't a skill I ever picked up. Best I can do is latch hook some rugs. Nice that you can enjoy it. I like the colors.
• United States
27 Sep 08
The colors sound really pretty, the Tuscany colors is the theme that I am doing my kitchen in, with all the grapes & stuff reminds me of Italy want to visit there some day. It is really easy to make baby blankets it takes no time at all right now I am just finishing up 2 balnkets that I made for my nephews white/orange /royal blue, now I need to make 2 baby blankets for my friend who just had twins have a good day
@onlydia (2808)
• United States
26 Sep 08
I told you. You would gp to the store to buy more yarn. LOL I hope they all turn out great. And when you make it to store could you maybe get me some white yarn? lol Talk to you later my friend. Have not been on in day's so have to catch up. Your friend onlydia.