Thursday, June 7, 2012

Not too Shabby for Being a Newby!

Well, here it is! I didn't block it yet and I'm not sure if I will because my daughter wanted it like, yesterday and to be honest I'm not sure where to begin on something so big. It would be one daunting task, that's for sure! I started this Afghan with "me" in mind, I wanted something bright for my room. Well, I did mention "bright", didn't I? :) What do you think? Not too shabby for being a newby still. The pattern, "Realta Afghan by Olivia Rainsford from Gingerbread Lady Designs" 
can be found here:

Last week I had it spread out on my living room floor tucking ends in and my daughter happen to finally take a good look at it, you all know how teens are. She wouldn't stop telling me how much she loved it and then the girl managed to bamboozle it right off my bed and on to hers. Oooh well, c'est la vie (that's life)!  

It turned out a bit too color punchy for my room. At least this is what I kept telling myself as to why I gave it to her (I'm a schmuck when it comes to my babies)! It's okay, though, as it turns out I have been eyeing down a different pattern, that I've fallen in love with (like that was really hard to do). Here's the color palette below that I have already chosen for it; seafoam green, blue, denim, and I also plan on using a linen or light tan color to help accent the others. I first picked my Primary color, denim, when I seen it in Lion's brand, Pound of Love yarn. It's a luscious color! 


  1. Hi Tammy,
    I just discovered and joined your blog today. I love all the projects you've done! I like to use bright colors in my crochet, too. I also have a preteen daughter who tries to steal everything I stitch! Feel free to check out my blog at if you'd like.

  2. I am a big fan of color, too. Nice!

  3. Love the colors and the pattern!

  4. This is so pretty - I don't blame your daughter at all for claiming it for herself. :)

  5. That is beautiful Tammy!

  6. What a beautiful afghan! I love the color combinations. Keep up the great work ;)

  7. Thank you all for the wonderful comments, makes me happy!

  8. Not too shabby, indeed! You did a great job :)