Lizard Love

September 29, 2010

I can hardly believe that after 3.5 years, I have finished my Lizard Ridge Afghan!!

Lizard Ridge Afghan, done!

I am pretty sure that I bought the yarn in January 2007, on sale at Woolwinders in MD.  I remember Bill helping me pick out the yarn.  I worked on the squares off and on, but when I came to California for Christmas 2008, I made major progress and finished knitting the squares in February 2009.

Then it sat.  Mostly because I wasn’t sure about seaming it all together.  It seemed daunting.  I had also seen some pictures of some where you could see the seams, which I didn’t like, and I just wasn’t sure what I was doing.  So it sat.  My new LYS, Green Planet Yarn, offers a class in seaming and weaving in ends.  I knew that I could teach myself, but I thought the class would be fun and since it is personalized to each person’s project, I would learn the best technique for the afghan.  It was exactly what I needed and I was able to seam it together in two nights.

And then there was the crocheted edge.  The only thing I know about crochet is how to make a chain.  So I took at class at Green Planet Yarn.  Again, it was something I could teach myself, but it’s more fun to be shown.  And it gets me out of the house and socializing with other people.  It was a nice class and taught me everything I needed to know to do the edging as well as how to make granny squares which is something else I want to do.  After a marathon crochet session last night, I did the edging.  I’m really happy with the edging.

Actually, I’m happy with the whole thing.  It took awhile, but I got her done!


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2 Responses to “Lizard Love”

  1. Jeanne
    September 30th, 2010 | 1:30 pm

    Margaret, it is really beautiful!

  2. October 1st, 2010 | 7:56 am

    Holy moly, that is STUNNING! Wow! I am in awe of your seaming capabilities. Such a family heirloom for sure.

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