Thursday, January 18, 2007

Prairie Star

I started a Prairie Star afghan (http://www.purplekittyyarns.com/free-patterns/Prairie-Star-LW1295.pdf) several years ago. I've been trying to remember when, and I think it was about 5 or 6 years now. When I found this pattern I got ambitious from the beginning and decided it was so pretty it needed to be turned into a duvet cover for my queen sized bed. I worked on it feverishly, in the beginning, but for the last several years it's only come out during the winter.

Well, the other day we got hit with a snow storm just as I was ready to go get some yarn to start a working on a bag I'm supposed to be doing for a Crochet Along on Crochetville.com. So, instead, I stayed home in my comfy clothes and pulled out the ol' blanket.

Some of the girls in the crochet-a-quilt CAL on the 'Ville have asked to see my progress. This is my first post on this blog, so I'm going to attempt to post some pics here. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this works. :)

This is a picture of my cat, Neko, laying on what WILL be a very large afghan for my queen sized bed. (I've abandoned the duvet cover idea, now I'm just going for a queen sized afghan). For those of you familiar with this pattern, you can probably see where I've added motifs to continue the pattern out past where the original one stopped. I didn't make my motifs any bigger, to extend this, I added motifs to the pattern.





Here are my plans for the extending the pattern.

A regular comforter for a queen sized bed is 86x86. So, my thought is to complete the square (the part inside the light blue border) and use the borders to adjust the size.





I couldn't resist one more picture of Neko. Besides, you can see a little of the detail of the motifs here.















1 comment:

spencer s said...

I like the cat