These days I'm trying to curb my habit of buying magazine. They're dropping like flies so perhaps everyone is being more selective about how they spend their "magazine cash".
As far as the crafty/cooking magazines, they must have more than one interesting project in order for me to spring for the 5 bucks (or more). I'm shocked that some of the specialty publications, for Halloween or Christmas, are running $14.00!
I'm always impressed with Interweave's Crochet magazine. Thankfully for my wallet, it's only published 4 times a year. The latest issues had something that called to me, unfortunately we were facing a $500 car repair so I slipped the issue back on the rack and called it a day.
I kept thinking about how beautiful the project was and when I found the 40% off any item coupon in the Sunday paper I returned and snatched the last copy up.
It seems I'm not alone in my love for this afghan. You remember afghans, those Brady Bunch orange, brown and yellow throws in undulating waves, or the multi-colored Granny squares.
I know many, many families that had at least ONE grandmother who crocheted like a madwoman so that each grandchild could have their own afghan on their wedding day. Likewise those baby afghans for the baby shower.
No matter if they're colorscapes from the past, they are cherished and loved because of who made them and the thought behind grandma-made afghans.
Enter the Not-Your-Grandma's-Granny-Square afghan. That's not the official name but that's how I refer to it.
Photo of Interweave Crochet project, Winter 2009.
I'm in love with this afghan. The colors are updated and the design is a modern twist on the granny square. It's a large project but I'm determined. I crochet every evening while I'm watching (listening actually) to TV with the Farmer.
It's called the Moorish Mosaic, which is the perfect name because it's reminiscent of Moorish tiles.
Love the vintage metal chair. Someone had fun styling this photo.
I love the fact that even though each motif is the same pattern, they are rendered different by the mix of colors. This color scheme is terrific but I might tweak it just a bit to fit into the decor of my bedroom.
Do you crochet? Do you have a wonderful project that's calling to you? We all need one because............. winter is approaching!