I am using 'I Love This Yarn' in basic bright colors including red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple and then using black to give it that added dimension and "stained glass" look and a size H/8 crochet hook.
It's a very simple pattern that is pretty much double crochet for the color strip and outside edging with a chain stitch for the front X look. Then I just join the strips using single crochet in the red.
It's starting to take shape and looking pretty good. I'll show you the finished product when I'm finally done.
I like mile-a-minute afghans, even if it does take just a bit longer than a minute to do a mile HAHA. They are fun and turn out beautiful. Look for me to find some more of those "old" patterns in the future.
September is Suicide Awareness Month. Tomorrow I will walk for Alan, Jerome, Michael, Paul and Annie. That is I will take part in my local Yellow Ribbon Walk to raise awareness for suicide prevention. My family has lost too many to suicide in these past years and any help we can give to help prevent this from happening to another family is worth the time and effort. For more information on the Yellow Ribbon program click on this link YELLOW RIBBON .
I hope if you have been touched by this kind of tragedy you will look up your local chapter and find out how you can help or even just walk.
<3 Mama T