Slow and steady has become my mantra for this afghan. Someone a long time ago told me that if I stuck to one project at a time, I would finish each project more quickly. I must disagree. I agree that if I worked on one project and one project only consistently, yes I would finish more quickly. However, it just doesn’t turn out that way for me. I have tried to put that limitation on myself and what generally tends to happen is that I get tired of the same project and then just don’t craft at all. Since I love to craft and it’s my way of chillin’ out, I become anxious and depressed when I don’t craft. So…many projects for me it is!
Some days I am working on this graphghan and I don’t feel like I am making any progress at all.
It just feels like it’s going so slowly right now. This might be because I have a couple of other graphghans lines up to work on and am anxious to finish this one and start a new one :o)
This picture is an additional hour of work and you can really make out the difference. I am loving working with a chart, but I think the using the SC stitch, while very easy, is not giving the finished look that I would like to have. For my next graphghan I think I will try to learn the TSS.
I can’t seem to stop crocheting this afghan! It is taking up all my “free” time. The only hard part now is that it is not very portable. With all the bobbins and the tracking with the graph, I can’t bring it to soccer games or concerts now.
Just look at all those ends – after I was finished working on this for the day, I took one look at those ends and realized that if I didn’t do something about them now, it would be a HUGE chore by the time I was done with the whole project.
I also had ends on the other side – UGH!
I spend just a little bit of time and wove in all the ends right then and there!
Doesn’t that look so much neater? Gotta go – chores are calling and so are kids :o)
Progress after about 2 hours since the last time I posted. I am finding this to be completely addictive! I just want to keep moving from one color to the next and from one row to the next – it is very hard to put this project down!!!
Yesterday, I worked on the Baby Giraffe Graphghan while I was waiting for various appointments and kid’s activities. All in all I managed to get about 2 hours of crocheting done.
It was so exciting to finally make it to the first color change. This is at the bottom of the graph – so it is the giraffe’s left foot. I found it so hard to stop crocheting last night!! I wanted to keep going to the next row for more colors – I can see where I am going to become VERY addicted to graphghans!!!
I am so excited to be starting my very first graphghan. I have been following a few bloggers and am a member of the facebook page, Graphghans Unlimited and love the art these talented ladies create! This morning the owner of Graphghans Unlimited released a free graph for an afghan titled “Baby Giraffe”. It is so cute that I have decided to make this one my first!
I will try to follow her pattern.
This is my first little bit. It took 45 minutes to do 4 complete rows and they are all in black (my chosen color for the background). Wish me luck!