My neighbor had a baby girl 6 weeks ago. I crocheted her an afghan. The colors are baby blush with a border of mint.
This particular afghan took longer than usual(3 weeks). Not only did it require a smaller hook than I like to use but it's summer time.....I'm usually out enjoying the day!
I finished it and went over to her house yesterday to give it to her. She loved it!!
It's weird for me for awhile after I give someone an afghan that I have spent so many hours working on. I was trying to explain this to John. First, I decided on a pattern....then it's off to the store to find the perfect yarn. I spend countless hours tediously working on the afghan. I am very meticulous about it and don't hesitate to rip out and start over if needed. The afghan becomes a part of me as I crochet and see it grow and it starts to warm me the longer it gets. It makes me happy to make something so special for someone.....but I always get a tad sad when I don't have it to pick up and work on anymore.