Gettin’ Ziggy with It

This is my first W.I.P. (work in progress) post. Usually I work on small items that get finished before I can remember to photograph them in progress, so when I began this afghan I jumped at the chance to get some photos. Granted, they’re not the best due to the crappy weather we’ve had (I had to take these indoors).

zig-zag afghan 1

This is an (almost) full shot of what I’ve completed, so far. At 11-1/2 hours it’s 44 inches wide and now 17 inches long. My goal is a length of about 56 inches. Yeah, I’m going to be at this for a while.

As much as I love crocheting afghans, I don’t make many. They take up a lot of time that could be spent on smaller items that are more likely to sell. I also don’t like being one of the Etsy Sheeple, but after seeing all the zigzags and chevrons on the front page I became obsessed with creating this old school throw.

zig-zag afghan 3

Here’s one that shows the texture, better.

I really love working on this piece! This is the type of throw my mom used to make when I was growing up. I swear she’s the voice in my head, telling me when to change colors. :)

If all goes as planned, expect to see this work in progress, completed, in my Etsy shop next month!