I am enjoying this project so much, I don’t want it to end. I want to keep on crocheting strips and joining them together.
Have you ever had one of those projects, where you just want to keep on going and not finish?
This is one of my early works. Again, it started out as a scrapghan. Maybe I should stop thinking of calling these as scrap-ghans. My idea of a scrap-ghan is to use up left-over yarn, in random colors and lengths. Maybe I should just crochet rows for that, instead of a pattern.
Anyway, I wanted to try out the new diamond pattern, which is crocheted in one long strip.
After I finished the first red strip, I paired it with the variegated RH Aurora. Then with a green. And then it wasn’t a scrapghan any more, but a project with a color pattern.
After crocheting several strips, I used the available purple yarn that I had to single crochet a border around, then slip-stitched joined them together. I liked the effect and the color combination, and so I continued.
If you will look closely, I have several shades of the red/burgundy/brick red and emerald green/kelly green, and the purple/lavender/violet yarn. I didn’t have much experience in the different weights of yarn, so I had two or three different weights, which is what is making some of the diamonds puff up, as I try to match the border stitches when joining. So maybe it is a scrapghan after all !
The RH Aurora was discontinued some years ago, and I couldn’t find it anywhere – not even eBay! imagine that! or maybe they were charging an outrageous price for one skein, so I didn’t bother.
In any case, I think it’s time to finish it up. Maybe after one last try to look for the RH Aurora, but I doubt that there’ll be any available out there, and if there is, it’ll be at an outrageous price. Just one more red or green strip, and a purple border all around.
Then I can enjoy looking and using this heirloom piece instead of it sitting in the closet.
All good things come to an end, doesn’t it?