Thanks for your enthusiasm in entering our Frida's Flowers CAL giveaway - the response has totally blown us away! It's been so much fun for us to be involved with this CAL, and help out our favourite yarn brand - we are both busy with the patterns at the moment, Anne translating them into German, and me proofreading the American terms.
To continue celebrating Jane Crowfoot's amazing designs, today I can share with you my completed Persian Tiles Afghan!
I had been drooling over the design, but couldn't really justify the expense for a wool blend blanket that I wouldn't be able to use. But, then Anne bought me the kit and pattern for my birthday last year!! She really is the best crochet friend, blog buddy and all round awesome person ever :D AND I found out that afghan entries for the Sydney Royal Easter Show needed to be wool or wool blend - it was meant to be!
I had a great time over the Christmas break up at the lake working on the motifs. It worked really well with chatting, frequent breaks for meals or games, and watching tv shows and movies.
As with the Lily Pond, I did find the pattern a bit awkward to follow, and after the first motif I did make some technique changes to make it easier for myself :P But, those colours..... :D :D :D
It ended up being about 1.2mx1.2m. The yarn is Stylecraft Life DK, a wool blend. While it was lovely to work with, my sensitivity to wool means that I can't keep it - so itchy! Hopefully someone will buy it at the Easter Show. If not, I'm sure I'll find someone to give it a good home :) I know it sounds like a real shame not to keep something so beautiful, but my real enjoyment in any craft project comes more from the making than the using!
Wish me luck for the show, and now I really can't wait for Frida's Flowers to start on 5 April! If you haven't entered the giveaway yet, you can do so here - it's such a great prize!!!