On my way home for the evening, I walked past the lunchroom where a beautiful wave of color and texture stopped me in my tracks. I had to stop for a closer look and of course, to touch. Draped across a large table was a group of crochet afghans displayed together that made such a pretty picture I had to share it! No one was around at that precise moment but I soon learned these afghans were all made from patterns in the new Leisure Arts leaflet, Stylish Texture, 8 crochet afghans. I want them all, but realistically I have to start with one and think my choice will be the one called “Tranquility”. Soft, puffy popcorn stitches made in Vanna’s Choice™ Baby – the color: Sweet Pea. I even like the yarn color name, so it’s decided.
At least once a month, our editors have a show & tell where they share all of the finished projects from new books that are on their way to the printer. It’s a tradition that everyone enjoys and an opportunity for learning about all sorts of arts and crafts. The room was filled with a variety of other handcrafted items too, in the preparation for the event to be held the next morning – but this time, I was drawn in early by the crochet afghans and the color palette.
The back inside cover of the afghan book lists all of the yarns our pattern testers used for photo models. If you love them like I did, check out this handy reference. Of course you can choose your own favorites for these stylish crochet patterns designed by Barbara Shaffer.