Back in November, I mentioned an afghan I was crocheting from a baby blanket pattern. After a year of working on it on and off, I finally finished it! I wanted to complete it in time for my "baby" to take it along to his new apartment. He came home yesterday to steal a rug for his living room. I was all "Your blanket's done!" and he was all "It looks great. Nice stripes. I'm not taking it right now." Did you hear the pop that was my balloon being burst? Or maybe it was just the hiss of a slow leak of the air being let out. Regardless of the letdown of not hearing, "I've been hoping you'd get it done! I can't wait to take it with me!" I am happy to have completed the afghan even if it is still here instead of warming up the college apartment.
It is quite a large afghan as you can see. The "baby" is 6'3" and wanted the blanket to be big enough to stretch from toes to chin. Not sure if it's quite that long, but it's a big one. And heavy. It weighs about six pounds. It's nice to finish a big project, but the husband is a little envious of the blanket, so who knows? Maybe I'll have to start another one and, if I'm industrious, get it finished before we are shipped off to the old folks home.