Thursday, March 14, 2013

An Afghan and A Sandwich

The pink baby afghan  (a giant granny) that I started a few weeks ago is now finished.
And ready to be sent to my grand niece.

I used Baby Bee - Sweet Delight yarn in 8 colors:
Boo Pink, Little Princess, Pink-A-Boo, Bashful, 
Sugar Plum, Mint Charm, Teal Too and Angel.
I crocheted 45 rounds with a size G/6/4.25 hook
and then added a scalloped border.
My pinks were done in double rows and the other colors in single.

I ran out of Boo Pink yarn 11 scallops away from the finish 
and had to go buy another skein.   
That sounds like Murphy's Law to me, so that makes this an Irish afghan!  ;-)

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Make sure you're enjoying your share of corned beef and cabbage this week!
A reuben sandwich from one of our local Irish joints:  O'Neills.
Anybody know how to say "Yummylicious" in Gaelic?


  1. Beautiful blanket. Yum I love reubens.

  2. How beautiful! I just think they are the very best presents when someone makes them for a new family member.

  3. A lucky baby to be bundled in those pretty colors!

  4. Absolutely Beautiful! Such a pretty mix of colors :)

  5. Your blanket turned out so pretty and I love the names of the yarns!

    We will be eating our fill of Corned Beef..hubby can't get enough so I have to make sure to get a good sized one. xo

  6. An Irish Afghan, I like that Gayle......the blanket looks beautiful, lovely colours.
    What's the next crochet project, going to be?

    That sandwich looks mighty tasty too.....

    Claire :}

  7. Another beautiful blanket! You are amazing. That sandwich is making me hungry!

  8. The little pink blanket is just gorgeous!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  9. Cute blanket!

    O'Neil's ROCKS!!!!!!!!

    M :)

  10. I'm sure the baby's mom will be delighted to wrap up her precious baby in such a beautiful afghan!

  11. Your afghan turned out so nice. I love the colors you used.
    I bought my corned beef yesterday. My family looks forward to it every year.

  12. Gorgeous color selections for your afghan. A special treasure indeed.

  13. That afghan is SOOOO beautiful! You did a great job. That sandwich looks delish! We may need to putter up there this weekend. :)

    PS-I think you're are right about that door. Maybe it was a bird, or a a slight breeze.

  14. Oh the afghan is so cute, the colors are wonderful. Sandwich looks especially delicious. Happy St. Patricks Day

  15. I think the double row of pinks was a nice touch in such a pretty blanket. The sandwich looks so good! My daughter has to head back to school on Sunday and does not want to miss out on the corned beef and cabbage feast so we are having ours tonight. I can't wait!

  16. Such a pretty afghan! You are so talented. Gotta live a good reuben!

  17. Goodness, that is the most beautiful sandwich I have ever seen!... I think I'd best go eat breakfast. ;)

    And of course I am completely envious of the blanket. Still need to learn to crochet.

    Blessings, Debbie

  18. The afghan is so pretty and will be so loved!! I am so impressed you can get them done so quickly! Have a great day! xo Heather

  19. Very pretty afghan! That sandwich looks pretty good!

  20. The quilt turned out lovely !!! My sister does a lot of crocheting, but not me.
    The sandwich looks DIVINE !!!!

  21. Such dreamy colors...So perfect for Spring!
    I love your pretty framing of your photos! Looks like you're enjoying Picmonkey, too.
    Have a wonderful weekend, my sweet friend.
    Carolynn xoxo

  22. What a gorgeous blanket, I just love the colours... so pretty for spring! x

  23. Your afghan is gorgeous, I love all the colors oh the scalloped edge is sooo pretty.

  24. I love your blanket and the edge is perfect. I think that might be my next project...a big granny square.
    Enjoy your St. Paddy's Day!


  25. Such a pretty afghan! The colors are pretty and the border is a lovely pattern and finishes it in a special way!

  26. Lovely afghan. Looks warm and cozy.

  27. They both look all the pretty colors your grand niece should be very happy to receive the blanket...Happy weekend with love Janice

  28. It turned out darling. such pretty colors.
    I'm all set with corned beef and cabbage and can't wait.

  29. Yummo I could eat that right now! The rug has great colours.

  30. Love your blanket I adore the edging you have done finishes it off beautifully, dee x

  31. ┈▕▔▔▔▔▔▔▏┈╰╮Happy┈

  32. Beautiful shawl and sandwich!

  33. The afghan came out so cute. I get it about the yarn shortage-happens to me all the time. That sandwich looks awesome!


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