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Wednesday, May 04, 2005

My Star Afghan.....It is Finished!!!!!!

The last square has been crocheted, the last end has been sewn in! I finally was able to complete my Star Afghan after 4 months of frustration, frogging, pleading, swearing and head banging! I thought at times that I would never complete the Afghan - that it was destined to be a UFO for the rest of its days! As with every other project that I attempt, sheer willpower and perseverance pulled me through again....my stubborn french-canadian side coming through!

To see the various pictures of the stages that I remembered to photograph & more pictures of the completed afghan, go to my Photobucket account: Star Afghan Pictures

Here is a picture of the final output:

Kimberly's Star Afghan

The pattern is from Herrschners Blue-Ribbon Afghan Book - & is the pattern, Blue Star (It is actually featured on the cover) I switched to a trio of three colors - Cream, Lt. Sage and Country Rose.

16 Comments:

  • At Wednesday, May 04, 2005 1:25:00 PM, Anonymous DAD said…

    GREAT job Princess. Now dump the books, bend the needles, stuff the remaining yarn in a pillow and go out and enjoy the upcoming Spring and Summer. In other words have some FUN doing something outside.
    Your ability to see thru a task/project to completion is just one of many things that make you SPECIAL my Daughter. The Afgan is something to be pround of and I look forward to seeing it on E-Bay. lol. YOU DID MY GOOD PRINCESS

     
  • At Wednesday, May 04, 2005 1:56:00 PM, Anonymous Amber said…

    Wow! that is beautiful Kimberly!
    You sewed all that together! (Faint!) Are you selling that on ebay? Have sold on ebay before? I don't want to discourage you, but I've never seen an afghan on ebay go for what it's worth, if it goes. :( But I think that should sell well at a craft show or a raffle type thing. Great job!
    Amber from crochetville.

     
  • At Wednesday, May 04, 2005 2:14:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Wow! It's beautiful! You did a fabulous job! Isn't it amazing what stubbornness can accomplish sometimes? :)

    I agree with your mom - go outside and enjoy the nice weather! (But maybe take a small crochet project with you... :)

    --Your Crochetville Secret Pal

     
  • At Wednesday, May 04, 2005 2:15:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Whoops - I agree with what your dad said. [blush!] (I swear, it's just that it's too early for me... :)

    --Your Unable-To-Read Crochetville Secret Pal

     
  • At Wednesday, May 04, 2005 3:21:00 PM, Blogger Kimberly said…

    If I even thought of putting this on e-bay Dad (Not a chance though - way too much of my sweat, blood and tears in this :-) ) you would be required as my father to be the winning bidder :-)

    I am trying to get outside some as the weather gets nicer! As this is Brussels, I still have lots of Rain Days to stay at home and crochet! Along with the moments spent on Public Transportation! So the HOOKS (not needles unless I decide to try my hands at knitting) will not be bent, and my yarn is not going into a pillow!

     
  • At Thursday, May 05, 2005 12:48:00 AM, Blogger BuNNi said…

    That is VERY pretty!!! Creative, too! :D

     
  • At Thursday, May 05, 2005 1:46:00 AM, Blogger Hunny said…

    Great job on the afghan! And thanks for the postcard!! :)

     
  • At Thursday, May 05, 2005 6:16:00 PM, Blogger noricum said…

    Wow! Looks great! :)

     
  • At Friday, May 06, 2005 5:13:00 PM, Blogger Debi said…

    Oh Kimberly, it's awesome!!!! Gorgeous!!!
    I have that book myself, and have looked at that pattern with longing. But I'm no where even near to being able to accomplish that. I am envious of your advanced skills! ;-)

    Have a blessed day!
    Debi

     
  • At Sunday, May 08, 2005 11:28:00 PM, Anonymous grandma said…

    I love your quilt. I am anxious to see it be sure to bring it home with you and I love you. You did a beautiful job. Just gorgous. I could just cry. Love you, Grandma XXXOOO

     
  • At Tuesday, May 10, 2005 6:59:00 PM, Blogger Heather said…

    Beautiful! I am so sorry I didnt see this sooner! I am very amazed at the work you have done! Good Job Girl!

    The post about your nephew, omg, had me in tears! What a sweety you have there! Sending hugs to Andrew as well!

    Hugs! YarnFeather

     
  • At Wednesday, May 11, 2005 3:22:00 AM, Anonymous Densie said…

    I love it the color choice is awesome. I have the book and Herschnerrs sent me a corrected copy they told me the original one printed in the book was incorrect. Did you find any mistakes??? Dee in Florida

     
  • At Wednesday, May 11, 2005 8:51:00 AM, Blogger Kimberly said…

    Hi! Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments - they mean a lot to me! Dee - I did indeed find some mistakes....but being a new crocheter (this was the first project that I started working on) I merely assumed that they were errors on my side! :-) From remembering back, the areas where I had issues was with the joining of the wedge sections with the center star section, and the corner borders - on both I just fudged the number of stitches to make it looked about right and come together nicely - there were a lot of frustrations though since I am the type of person to usually follow direction exactly!

     
  • At Friday, May 13, 2005 8:08:00 AM, Blogger MrsFife said…

    It's beautiful. I'm full of admiration for anyone who can actually finish such a large piece of work, and so beautifully, too.

     
  • At Friday, May 13, 2005 9:38:00 PM, Blogger stefani said…

    That is gorgeous and oh so cool looking!

     
  • At Thursday, July 21, 2005 8:17:00 AM, Blogger Mimi said…

    Wonderful creation Kimberly!! Maybe you shouldnt think of selling that, its just too beautiful!! The colors you chose really worked well with the design.

     

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