As 2012 gave way to 2013, I decided to dedicate the first two months of the new year working on my many unfinished projects , and in the past five weeks, I have made measurable progress on my new year’s intention and finished a number of what were UFOs, and today I found myself working on this dog day of February on a long-forgotten project.
The UFO (unfinished object) that currently has my attention is my “If pigs (and dogs and birds and bears and frogs and lions and turtles) flew” afghan-to-be.
I came across the pieces of the project when I when I was in the yarn annex looking for a skein of light grey acrylic that I needed to finish an amigurumi that had been the focus of that day’s finishing efforts.
The grey yarn was nowhere that I could find it, so I gathered together the hexagons that were in front of me, tracked down the instructions (Leisure Arts #3362), and got to work.
Yesterday I spent most of my crochet time working on the bird and frog hexagons.
Today, I concentrated my efforts on the dog hexagons.
I started by making all of the necessary components:
To my mind, the unassembled dog faces with their loose ends and unsecured pieces capture an aspect of the essence of a dog that is lost when the pieces are completely assembled, but I also find the completed dog face charming in a more quiet way.
With all of the dog-face pieces made, I went into the crochet empire/guest room in search of a ball of pink acrylic yarn that I think will be perfect for the pigs, and while I did not come across the pink I set out to find, I did finally get my hands on the skein of light grey yarn that lead me to this most recent UFO adventure: