“It’s Not Easy Being Green”
This afghan came about because my mom had given me some variegated green yarn that she had in her yarn closet. I thought I had figured everything out, but I hadn’t. When I was crocheting it I got to the white stripe and realized that I was still very far from being done, and yet my notes had the white as the middle stripe. Obviously, something was very wrong! I decided that I needed another green variegated thread to round things out. Ha! Easier said than done. I only wanted shades of green and white in this blanket, but despite the fact that I looked at all three craft stores plus Wal-Mart… every variegated yarn with green in it also had other colors. Most of them had a shade of either red or purple. Yeah, that wasn’t going to work.
I dug into my yarn pile and pulled out all the different shades of green that I could find. I finally settled on one and used it as the big chunks in the middle to make up some ground. I almost named this a minty name, but considering the difficulty that I had with selecting coordinating colors I went with the ode to Kermit the Frog.
As soon as my wrist is back up to full power I will be able to continue work on the next afghan for Project Linus. It also has green, but I made sure to complete the layout before putting the paper in my bag. We are good to go!