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Smitten

I came across some stunning crochet afghans (and cushions) this morning:



They're all by Moxy Crochet, based in Cape Town.

Though the patterns don't seem to be identical, the motif they use reminds me of the African Flower motif.  (Here on Ravely, and here, in a slightly modified form.)  I've bookmarked that pattern before, but these photos have brought it to the forefront of my crochet-obsessed mind.  ;o)  I love the colors they've used-- and the mixture of fuzzy yarn with plain is beautiful, too.  Simply gorgeous work.

If I didn't already have a list of projects I want/need to make (some of them before Christmas, too), I'd be tempted to start a new afghan inspired by those in the photos. (Especially the one in the upper right-hand corner.  It will surely haunt my dreams. (g))

Summer in Sweden Afghan Finished!

I finally finished the Summer in Sweden ("Weekend in Stockholm") afghan-- about a week ago, actually, but I'm just now getting around to taking a few photos.  I tend to put off photographing completed crochet projects.  Some of my least favorite types of photos to take, because they usually turn out blurry or otherwise blah, but I'll do my best. :o)

Here are a few of the better photos I managed to take this afternoon:




There are a few more in my Flickr photostream, too, but they're pretty much just more of the same.  I may try to take a few more in better light and "pose", one of these days.  For now, I really just wanted to do my little write-up before I completely forget what little I still remember about the making of the blanket.  ;o)


Pattern:
Debbie Stoller's "Weekend in Stockholm Throw"


Yarn:
 I used mixture of 100% acrylics.  As for amounts, I used less than a skein of each of the colors listed below.  Some were partial skeins to begin…