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