This is my oldest daughter Maranda. She is 5 years old.
I decided to make both of my daughters afghans and they could pick the colors they wanted. This is what she chose.
I knew she would pick aquamarine, its her favorite color. She chose two shades of it and the yellow. I added in the off white and she wanted the red. Looking at them all stacked in the shopping cart all I could think about was that red was never going to look right. Even one of the employees at Hobby Lobby turned her nose up when I asked her what she thought of the colors. She insisted, no matter how many shades of pink I tried to get her to pick instead. Well what do you know, I like it in the Granny Stripe. It looks vintage to me.
Then I made the mistake of showing her a flower hexagon picture from Flickr. Now she has to have one like that. I liked it too and thought it looked more girlie. So here is the progress so far. Last night I ran out of the background aqua and knew a trip to the Lobby was in the near future.
While everyone else was elbowing their way through Black Friday sales I was feeling up yarn at the Lobby! Its a weakness and their should be a support group for it!! Ha!
I love the way this is turning out. I am thinking 3 "flowers" across and maybe 5 down will be large enough.
I am proud of myself! This was the first time I have ever came out of Hobby Lobby spending less than $50.00! I only got 5 skeins of I Love This Yarn, a couple packs of buttons (that will go on newsboy hats for the girls), and a embroidery hoop.
I do think I will continue to work on the Granny Stripe because I do like how it looks. I am just putting it aside for now.