Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Granny Square afghan update

Decision to only do one drawing a year has been made. Even if I have other afghans started and/or completed. I will store them for display for the year of the drawing.

I'm at the putting together stage on the granny square afghan. Two rows are completely sewn together with the third started and 1/3 complete. This afghan is going to be a lot larger than I anticipated but I hope it will attract some sales along the way.

I'm in search of a large ziplock storage bag. I know either Ziplock brand used to make them or one of the other brands did at one time, but I'm not finding them in the storage bag/container aisles at the grocery store. If anyone knows where I might find these large ziplock type bags (I remember seeing them advertised on TV years ago), please send me an email at eeldering (at) gmail (dot) com and let me know. I did, however, find Ziplock brand 2-1/2 gallon sized baggies, but after getting just two rows sewn together, I don't think the 2-1/2 gallon sized will be large enough to hold the afghan. I do think that it will be large enough to hold the round ripple as I don't expect to go much past 15 or whatever my yarn will last through rounds on that one. These 2-1/2 gallon bags may also be just right for the Alternating V Shell stitch I'll do for the 2014 drawing.

I'll post pictures of the completed rows and the complted afghan as soon as they are together - Ma America :)


Diplo_Daddy said...

I’m looking forward to seeing the complete afghan. There’s no doubt in my mind you’ll make top dollar on this one. The amount of time and effort that goes into making one of these garments is truly amazing. Good luck to you!

elysabeth said...

Thanks - this won't be for sale but for a drawing based on book sales. I have three rows completed now - three more to go to sew together, then putting the six rows together and doing a border before I can post pictures of the completed thing. Hopefully before next week though - thanks for stopping by - E :)

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