03 February 2007

wavy gravy

afghanas promised, here is the afghan i made as a christmas gift for thehairyape.

Rainbow Stripes
from Afghans on the Double
published by Oxmoor House (uncredited designer)

stitched in Lion Brand Jiffy in colors Caffe, Chili, Apple Green, and Avocado on a US "P" hook.

this is only the third afghan i have made. these huge, repetitive projects don't really appeal to me. i tend to make them only for my close friends.
the first one i made was a double-bed sized red boucle housewarming gift for a friend who was moving far away. i made it as much for him as for myself, because i wanted to prove to myself that i could finish such a massive project. the second was a wedding gift for penguingirl and her man.
stitch detail
i decided to do this one for thehairyape because he doesn't wear many of the typical things people make--scarves, mittens, gloves, sweaters (i wouldn't make him a sweater anyway. they are cursed!) and he doesn't carry many bags.

the colors are pulled from the accent colors in a quilt thehairyape's mother gave him for christmas 2005. i also thought it would look nice on his aubergine velvet couch if he decided to keep it in the living room. i worked it in a mohair-look acrylic yarn because he can't have animal fibers against his skin, and it would be easy to wash. thehaiyape has a beautiful orange and white long haired kitty, so washable is a must.

overall, i'm pretty pleased with it. when he opened the box he said Wow! so i think it had the desired impact.


penguingirl said...

show the kitty! i wanna see the kitty! maybe the kitty and the afghan together?

kittything said...

i'll see what i can do, but toby is a total diva about having his picture taken. of course, if i were him, i would not let the lady who keeps calling me fat take my picture either.

penguingirl said...

ha! purrfectly plump maybe