Do y’all remember this afghan?
The Bell of the Fall
I made this afghan last October using The Garden Bell’s pattern for her Orphan Annie Afghan. I gave it away as a retirement gift to a couple that we are good friends with. They were both retiring at the same time last year. I see it laying over the back of their couch when we go over there, and it makes me smile.
I started another afghan last night using this pattern. I had forgotten what a fun pattern it is to crochet and how quickly it goes after the first couple of rows are out of the way and you have it committed to memory. Mindless crochet is so relaxing. I have to be careful because I tend to go overboard and crochet too long making my hands and arms ache like the devil. I made myself stop last night after six rows. The colors are very different than the fall colors in The Bell of the Fall, but they are beautiful. I will give you a peek after I get all the colors in.
It’s 5-6 inches of my hair.
It was wet…that’s why it’s so dark.
I decided I was done with it yesterday and chopped it off into the bathroom sink. I’m free! It’s still a little longer than chin-length, and I don’t regret it one bit. I’m going to stare at it for a few days and decide what I want to do with what’s left. (No, I did not have a Brittany Spears crazy moment. I really was sane when I did it!)