Saturday, October 29, 2011

Stained Glass Window - the finale!

I gave myself a deadline of Thanksgiving to finish it.  I felt that it was a pretty generous deadline, but I'm always nervous of deadlines when it comes to my crafting because I tend to crack under pressure and flake out.  It turned out it was very generous.  I told myself Friday morning that I'd probably have it finished by the end of the weekend.  I finished it Friday night.  Almost a month ahead of my deadline!  Go me!


I began this afghan on our Florida vacation at the beginning of August.  So it only took me 3 months.  My other afghans have taken me 5 months each.  This one is quite a bit smaller, but far more complicated, so I think it's still impressive.

SGW detail

This is my third afghan... well 4th if you count the baby-sized one that I made last Christmas, but it was so boring to make that I always forget that I even made it.  It was shell stitch all the way... row after row after row.  I think that's why my others have all been squares.  They're not so monotonous.  It's also one reason I'm still a little reluctant to try a ripple blanket, I'm afraid I'll get bored really quickly.   That and I just can't get the image out of my head of the ugly, scratchy brown and orange chevron afghan my mom had when I was growing up.  I've seen such gorgeous ripple patterns lately that I am very tempted to try.

I digress.


Yes, I know my curtains are different lengths.  I didn't pay attention when I bought them.  Yes, I know I own a sewing machine and can fix that.  I'm too lazy and apathetic.

I really loved making this afghan.  It was definitely challenging, but not so much that it was frustrating.  The pattern is from a big book of patterns, and two of the pages from this pattern eventually just fell out of the book from me flipping back and forth.

SGW natural light

Even though it's finished now, I will probably still hang on to this until Thanksgiving before I give it to my boss.

I really want to make another one for myself, possibly in a different color scheme and probably bigger... at least another row of three to fit across the end of my bed.  I saw a pink and green variation on Ravelry that caught my eye... not quite so stained glass-esque, but still very pretty.  It will be a little while before I can, though.  After my enormous list of Christmas crocheting, I have promised to make afghans for Olivia and Isabelle.  My plate is full, but I absolutely love it.


  1. Really pretty. And wow 3 months! I'm feeling a bit ashamed that I'm still working on my granny square blanket. Lol... It's been well over a year since I started. I will be working on the edging this weekend. Maybe... Just maybe I can finish before November. This is a REALLY nice gift! You must love your boss. :)

  2. Wow, really stunning, and well done on finishing ahead of time!

  3. This afghan is ALL OVER Pinterest these days and I can't blame the people who pinned this - this is AWESOME! :D Beautifully made and gorgeous colors - can you share the book from where this pattern came?

  4. Love it! Great job, Jennifer! Your boss is a lucky lady to have such a wonderful gift. Also, I don't know if I missed your post about your finished daisy blanket somehow but I ran into the pictures of it on your flickr (i was looking fir the web hat tutorial) and I absolutely love it to pieces! Just wanted you to know. :-)

  5. Oh... And thank you for the bloggy birthday wishes at T.H. last week! That was so nice. :)

  6. You did a fantastic job! The afghan is gorgeous!!! I'm with you when it comes to deadlines...but great job finishing ahead of schedule! :)



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