Friday, January 6, 2012

My First Afghan

I was a little ambitious this Christmas season about the gifts we planned, and I managed to give all of the gifts except for one.  An afghan for my Mom.  I started the afghan three weeks before Christmas.  It took longer than I thought.  But, now it is almost finished and Mom will have her Christmas gift very soon.

It turned out so much better than I thought.  I used the Crochet Today ZigZag 'ghan pattern which turned out to be pretty simple as long as I counted correctly.  When I picked out the colors in the store, they looked really great together sitting in the basket.  But after I had crocheted each of the colors, I started hating it...really hating it.  The pattern was so busy and the colors did not look as good together as I thought.  I kept crocheting and it eventually started to look decent.  I finally had to have someone tell me it looked good so that I could convince myself.  Luckily I had a few friends tell me that it looked good and one other friend even said it looked beautiful.  Thank goodness.  I showed it to my Mom before Christmas...she said it was beautiful and almost started crying.  Mission Accomplished.  Just Kidding.

My Mom deserves a big gift like this.  I cannot even attempt to repay her what she has done for our family.  She wouldn't let me repay her if I tried.  Hopefully every time she uses the afghan she will know that I love her very much and appreciate every thing she has ever done for me.

I wish I could give my Mom the very best because she deserves the very best.  Love you Mom.  Maybe you will read this one day...I won't hold my breath :)



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