Saturday, April 28, 2012

Bookworms and Afghans

Ma America has been busy prepping for the SC Book Festival. She's been crocheting up a storm. It looks like she will have over 100 bookworms going with her to the festival and six afghans for her "curl up with a good book afghan" program. Over the next couple of weeks or so, she hopes to have all the afghans completed with bookworms almost completed.

In case you have forgotten, here are the colors of the bookworms and matching afghans on most (the Christmas colored one doesn't make a good afghan because of the spacing of the colors and only being three colors in the varigation; the Old Glory also does not have a matching afghan as that will be the giveaway for 2013; and solids don't have bookworms unless requested by the person making the afghan; and the Monet afghan has een sold but there are plenty of bookworms available).

The newest addition to the collection is Aspen:

bonbon print (which reminds me of cotton candy)


Marrakesh (looks like the leaves changing color so appropriately called autumn or fall)

Melonberry (which has a spring look to it)

Monet (has an Easter look to it; also spring colors)
(sorry this afghan has already been sold but I wanted you to see the colors)

Old Glory (this is the red, white, blue varigated of which the afghan will be made for the annual drawing; this is also called summer)


Woodsy (this is an earth-y looking color scheme so I've called this one Earthworm or Earth-y)

Yarn was being purchased at Walmart but it looks like they are discontinuing the varigated colors and may eventually do away with all yarn but that remains to be seen. If the varigated colors disappear and cannot be purchased at a reasonable price, the afghans and bookworms will no longer be available. So, for at least 2012, everything is available aas is. The afghans retail for $60 plus tax and shipping ($70 total) if ordered from my websites or directly from my blogs (paypal funds to my email address eeldering(at)gmail(dot)com) indicating color of afghan. With each afghan purchase you do get a matching bookworm. Bookworms retail for $1.50 plus shipping ($2 total if mailed within the United States; $2.50 if mailed outside the United States). You can find both afghans and bookworms on the JGDS website under the gifts tab and orders can be made directly from the website as well.

Special orders can be made of solid colors (1, 2 or 3 different colors, your choice) with a 2-row, 4-row or 6-row change out of colors (samples can be seen on the JGDS website but those colors are not the choices as I only did examples using what yarn I had available, except the 2-color, 6-row change one as that is a special order for a friend's birthday present). See you all in the postings - Ma America & the JGDS


Anonymous said...

I just wanted to share with everyone that the bookworms are so cute! I've gotten some as Christmas presents for the nieces and nephews. Start thinking now about gift giving. If you give books as birthday or Christmas presents, add a bookworm. : )


elysabeth said...

Thanks, Susanne. The bookworms are so fun to make. I also don't know if I'll be able to find my yarn much longer so this may be the only year the afghans are available and once the bookworms are gone, that could be the end of them too, although I hope I can find my varigated yarns for years to come because I've found some new patterns that I would like to try for the afghans as they look pretty easy. It's going to be a waiting game and seeing what transpires over the course of the next few months - E :)

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