I have been dreaming about crocheting the kids some afghans for a while now (like this one and this one or this one). I knew I should have started in the summertime, but the thought of a big pile of yarn on my lap when it was 100 degrees out just made me gag. It's cold and of course they need a warm blanket and now I want to make one, but at this point it will be done for next fall. Dammit. Old lady thrift store to the rescue!
Seriously, those old ladies are the bomb. It's the only thrift store in town that hasn't been hipsterfied. Things are a little smelly and odd, but they all are priced like second hand goods, not like it's oooo vintage. This super amazing rainbow afghan was three bucks! But (big but) none of the end were woven in. Do you see all those color changes?!
How could I pass it up? I had been looking at this exact pattern to use for an afghan, because of this beautiful specimen. So last night, I happily sat on the couch with the afghan warm from the dryer and wove those 200 ends in. It's like the satisfaction of finishing a huge project without having to actually do the huge project. Thank you whoever made this gorgeous afghan and abandoned it almost done!
p.s. see that little bit of a map up there? the room is (still) slowly coming together--might even get done.