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!