It seems only fitting, on the eve of Labor Day, to show you this.
I wrote the first post on the Lizard Ridge afghan in December of 2012.
Since that time I have done an additional 15 posts, sharing the individual squares as I finish them.
For this last phase I picked up a crochet hook and added the border.
I settled on a scallop edge and was amazed at how fast it went once I started. I like crochet and am certain there is an unconventional granny square afghan made of bright colors in my future. I hope you are up for this Mary Joan. In my mind we will be working on it this winter.
I love how this turned out. Here is what I am now thinking about ... making a very muted quilt for our bed that this can go on top of for the winter.
I had originally thought to put a very bright border around it. But when I took it to the yarn store and laid out a bunch of different colors next to it, this green seemed to go best. It let the colors of the squares be the stars of the show. I like how it does not match, but coordinates nicely with all the shades contained within the afghan.
In case you are wondering, here is what the backside looks like. There are ridges from the seaming but it looks perfectly fine to me.
This winter when I am warding off the chilly nights, I will have such fond memories of all the places I worked on these squares.
And so ends the impossibly long story of the making of the Lizard Ridge afghan. It was truly a labor of love.