Monday, August 6, 2012

Afghan turned Sampler

I was serious on following a pattern when I first started this afghan, then I just couldn't help myself and I started playing around with some different stitches. I was really impressed with how the corner squares turned out. They are from the Forest Chain square pattern and I added little extra kick to them with some single stitch outlining and corner cross post stitches.

I really love how they turned out, pretty neat looking! 

I also wanted to show you how I organized my yarn using 12 x 12 cardboard boxes, packing tape, and a few drywall screws. I wanted a neat way to organize and show it off without being too permenate or costing too much.
The neat things about organizing it this way; are that I can change the boxes around on the wall  into different patterns to fit my mood and decor needs, and I can also add or subtract a box at anytime I want to, just depending on my yarn stash. I was even thinking about wallpapering the outside of it to make it look all copasetic for me.

16 comments:

  1. Your afghan is so beautiful and elaborate. Great idea on storing your yarn!

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  2. How pretty and the colors are my favorite. The yarn storage is genius!

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  3. I found you at petals to picot's link party. This is a wonderful blanket. I love the colours you used.

    Lisa

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! I love viewing all the different crafty projects and blogs from link parties, it's fun to see what other people are up too!

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  4. Beautiful blanket! I'd love it for myself :)

    The yarn storage is brilliant

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  5. New follower. Love your previous post! I have got to make one.

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  6. 've been searching the web for yarn storage ideas, and I really love yours. Thank you so much for the idea!

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    1. OMG, I love the way you have your yarn organized. It's exactly how I want mine to build. Would you care to elaborate on details, if you please. BTW, I love the look of your blanket ��

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    2. OMG, I love the way you have your yarn organized. It's exactly how I want mine to build. Would you care to elaborate on details, if you please. BTW, I love the look of your blanket ��

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