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My mom just finished this crocheted afghan and it looked too pretty sitting on that chair to not share it.

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She’s been working on it for a couple years now. My mom doesn’t spend as much time crafting as I do and she’s also very meticulous. She’ll rip out 30 rows to fix one little detail so it takes her awhile to get anything done. Her work is pretty impressive when it’s finished. I admire her patience, but I think I’ll stick with my “no one will ever notice that mistake” style of crafting.

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  • Your mum is like my mum, who is also like all the mums of people at my knit night. Not super fast, but really meticulous and determined. Perhaps it’s just a mum-of-a-knitter thing?

  • I love the colours in the afghan. It looks great.
    As for ripping back, it soo tough to decide sometimes. I usually try to convince myself it’s a tiny mistake and no one will notice, but a lot of the times it doesn’t work and I’ll rip back. Than I’m in a sour mood craft vise for days, or at least until I re-knit/crochet what I’ve ripped.

  • That is gorgeous – well done to your mama.

    I’m with you though – if it doesn’t pull my eye and irk the stuffin’ out of me, I’m leaving it. No one will notice it but me… if it pulls my attention though, I’ll rip it out like your mama and fix it.

  • She has quite the eye for color! I love it! Do you know if she used a pattern, or did she just wing it? It’s much more interesting than plain ol’ ripple afghans.

  • She has quite the eye for color! I love it! Do you know if she used a pattern, or did she just wing it? It’s much more interesting than plain ol’ ripple afghans.

  • that is BEAUTIFUL! i don’t have the patience for afghans (let alone ripping back for some teensy-eensy mistake!). i started one a few years ago and gave up after a day :/ props to your momma!

  • that is BEAUTIFUL! i don’t have the patience for afghans (let alone ripping back for some teensy-eensy mistake!). i started one a few years ago and gave up after a day :/ props to your momma!

  • That is really impressive! And I love the color combination…
    I’m with you on the “I’ll hope no one will notice” with tiny mistakes. If they aren’t too visible or disturbing I’ll leave them there telling myself that they add to the charm of whatever is handmade!

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