Yesterday we went to our niece’s second birthday party. I was talking to my SIL’s FIL and he said something about how girls don’t take up sewing and knitting and crochet like they used to. I said I can knit and crochet and would sew if I could afford a machine. He got excited and asked what kind of things I can make and I told him I stick to smaller things like baby blankets and socks and such. He asked me to make an afghan. Avery, our niece, was his first grandchild and he had a neighbor make one for her in exchange for a donation to their favorite college, Georgia Tech. He doesn’t want to impose on her again, but he now has a grandson and doesn’t want him left out of this tradition. He asked if I would consider doing this and he’d pay for the yarn up front. I want to do this for him because he’s a good man and has always been kind to me.
The afghan HAS TO BE white and gold (Georgia Tech colors) and soft and “normal afghan size,” but can be knit or crochet and any pattern I want. He asked SIL to show me the one that was made for Avery, but she was so busy I think she forgot. (I'm going to call her about it today)
I’m excited to do this, but I’m looking for a pattern, if anyone has any suggestions I would greatly appreciate them. I’ve never made anything this big and I’m excited and scared all at once. My first ideas were the traditional crochet afghans like my grandmother always made: the ripple and the granny square, but I may loose my mind doing that for the entire length of a bed. Complicated patterns like cables and lace would not be an issue, but I would like to be done by Christmas.