K, so here's the deal. I had been wanting to learn how to crochet for a few years now and I finally had someone to show me the ropes. After making countless amigurumis, I decided I needed to try and make a afghan.
I just picked this pattern and went with it. I was able to get some cool colors of yarn on clearance and that's how I picked the colors. I thought crochet afghans didn't take that long, or so I had heard! HAH! Well, it only took me about a month or two. I wasn't working on it every night like I should have been doing!!
So, I then got to thinking that I should enter it in our local fair. Which I did. And I won first place. Sweet!! Well, they had to give me first since I was the only one who entered in a ripple afghan.
But I won three bucks and I was happy.
I would like to add that I've been crocheting since May, so for only a few months now, and this is the biggest thing I have ever made. Ever. For myself. And it's crocheted. I am pretty proud of it and all my hard work. I think I'll be keeping this one.
Here she is in all her glory. I think she's about 5 1/2 feet long and 4 or 5 feet wide. I don't remember....
Here's a close up so you can see the colors better. Don't look too close to the stitches. AHH!