Lie To Me and Tell Me You Care How the Bright Afghan Is Coming Along

I’ve only got fifteen more tiny squares to go and I have decided to do them only with the variegated yarn because otherwise I’d be stuck with like nineteen squares with orange circles in the middle and frankly, I’m not that big a fan of orange.

I like how it’s looking and I have some ideas for my next afghan, which will be given away right here on Tiny Cat Pants in a contest I haven’t yet thought up, but which is sure to be biased and unfair and riddled with corruption.  What can I tell you?  I was raised an Illinois democrat.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that, if you want the afghan, you’d better get some dead people to be ready to vote for you right now.

Not that the contest will have voting.

I don’t know what the contest will have.  But hey, a contest with a blue afghan at the end of it.  So, that will be fun, right?

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12 thoughts on “Lie To Me and Tell Me You Care How the Bright Afghan Is Coming Along

  1. Did I miss where you told us who the bright afghan is for? Are you making it for you? For your mom? Have you seen those blankets that have sleeves and a hood so that you can get up and change the channel without uncovering yourself? Do you think you could make an afghan like that? Is this too many questions for one comment?

  2. I’m keeping the bright afghan, just because it now holds awesome memories of me and my parents trying to make heads and tails out of all of the yarn.

    There are blankets with sleeves and hoods? Isn’t that just a robe? Hmmm. Anyway, I don’t know if I have crocheting skills mad enough to pull that off.

  3. I’ve never actually seen a blanket with sleeves and a hood, but the way I’m imagining it, it could be pretty easy to pull off with some kind of pattern in square blocks. You’d just have to arrange them in “sleeves and a hood” shape rather than “flat blanket” shape.

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  5. Oh my god. That red one makes me want to… Wow. Just damn. I need my whole bedroom that color.

    Anyway, I think I could make that, but I don’t think I could make it for what they’re selling it for.

    Hmm.

  6. This is the thing about homemade stuff these days.

    Used to be that making things like this yourself could save you money, but that just isn’t the case any more. When I make myself a sweater, the money I spend on materials could have bought me at least one perfectly good mass produced sweater, and then I pour hundreds of hours of work after that money ending up with something that may or may not fit exactly as I had envisioned it.

    On the other hand, if you make it yourself, you get something homemade.

  7. I’ve never seen a hooded blanket. but slanket.com is a great product. I t has sleeves and a cowl neck that keeps you warm but lets you use your hands. My mom got one for Christmas, which I enjoyed for a few days before returning home to my wonderful Aunt B afghan.

  8. I’m fascinated by how your blanket pattern is coming together. I think it’s especially cool that you dyed the yarn yourself.

  9. I actually kind of care and kind of don’t. The “don’t” is only because I’m jealous that I can no longer crochet. Whenever you write about the afghan I’m like an impotent man watching porn.

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