Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Perfect Timing

As we shiver right now with the bitter cold here in South-western Ontario, I was so happy to finish up today the crocheted afghan I've been working on as a belated Christmas gift for our 25 year old son.

If you happened to read my last post, you'll remember that I handmade something for both my daughter and son-in-law this past Christmas.  I was racking my brain, trying to think of something I could make for our son, Mitchell.  Low and behold, a couple of weeks before the big day while digging through my yarn stash, I stumbled across an afghan that I had started for myself (shhhhh...) a couple of years ago.  Hmmm... do you think that he would like something like that, now that he has his own place?  I might as well give it a whirl!  Knowing that I would never be able to complete it in time, I just wrapped up what I had done so far and crossed my fingers.

Christmas morning came, and I nervously awaited for Mitchell to unwrap his gift.  You see, he can be picky about things at times, and I wasn't sure how he would react.  He opened the box and held up the rectangle of yarn, as I explained to him what it was going to eventually be.  I couldn't believe it when he said, "Sweet... and I like the colour, too.  I like really getting practical stuff."  I could now breath a sigh of relief.

Later on that day, Mitchell and my hubby Paul, ventured out with the dog for a walk.  It brought tears to my eyes when Paul later revealed to me the discussion that they had while on their walk.  He told me that Mitchell mentioned again how much he liked the afghan, and said, " There's nothing better than having an afghan on the couch."

As I worked away on it this past month, I wanted to make sure that it was long enough to cover his 6"3" frame... because to me, there's nothing worse than laying on the couch with an afghan that is not long enough!

Stitched with Vanna's Choice yarn in Oatmeal
Close up of edging.  Finished size 44" x 74"

I'm sure it will be much appreciated when Mitchell comes home after a long day of working out in the cold and there's his cozy afghan waiting for him on the couch.



jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

not only does this warm your toes but it warms the heart too. Congrats to you and keeping warm.
Cheers, as always

Tammy B said...

I just love all the home made quilts and blanket from my mom and glad that my son will have some too. They are the best thing to keep you warm when it is chilly or give you extra comfort when you are sick.

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