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Topic: Hemmingway's Cat by Picasso - crocheted afghan  (Read 3209 times)
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« on: November 05, 2011 12:49:30 PM »



This afghan represents a ceramic sculpture Pablo Picasso made for Earnest Hemmingway in appreciation of a gift of a box of hand grenades Hemmingway gave to him back in the 1940's. No, really.

The sculpture was stolen from the Hemmingway House, (now a museum), in Florida back in 2000. It was broken into pieces by the time the museum got it back and was stored in the basement for a time.

Then an artist named Bob Orlin made a recreation of the sculpture of which now sits on a mantle back in the Hemmingway Home.

I used an design made for a stained glass piece by an artist named Judy. I have provided a link to her website in my blog as well as photos of the original cat sculpture and replica. Also a brief story about the artwork. It's a pretty interesting story.
(My blog link is at the bottom of my post in the signature section.)

The afghan was crocheted using a size J flexible afghan hook.
The yarns are I Love This Yarn and Red Heart.
I wanted to use Mondrian colors in basic blue, red, yellow, black, and white.

It's a small crib sized afghan of 32 inches wide by 47 inches high. I think it would look great hanging on a wall.



This is the back of the afghan.
I think this is one of my favorite afghans.
I love it!

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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2011 01:46:18 PM »

Beautiful workmanship! Deserving of being a museum piece itself!
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2011 02:15:22 PM »

How fabulous!! Love it, and the story!
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2011 02:19:02 PM »

That is beautiful!!  You did a great job on it!!  Is it Tunisian crochet??  Again, this is just beautiful!!!
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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2011 04:03:07 PM »

Amazing!  Shocked Totally "ROCKS"! @;)
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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2011 04:11:06 PM »

Whoa this is awesome!
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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2011 09:24:32 AM »

This Rocks.
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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2011 07:24:46 AM »

 Cheesy This is SO awesome! ~Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2011 07:55:45 AM »

I totally love this. <3
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AWESOME! (Need I say more?)
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