Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Afghan Project Update . . . and Photoshopping for a change of pace . . .

Yep.  Still at it.  The afghan is currently close to reaching my ankles.  I'd say I'm about 40% of the way done.  I still find myself unraveling some of the work now and then, and I've come to the conclusion that this stitch is just a pain in the neck. 


Pretty . . . but a pain in the neck . . .


This project has brought a lot of memories of my godmother, Mama Lala, knitting late into the night.  She's the one who taught me how to knit and crochet.  The sweater below was one of the last things she made for me, while I was still in Cuba . . .


I didn't realize when I started to look for this photo, how badly damaged it was, so I spent some time restoring it with Photoshop . . .  Here's the original . . .


I'm so happy to have discovered Photoshop!!!  So, now, what should I do?  . . . Do I crochet . . . do I Photoshop . . . ?  Do I catch up with my fellow bloggers . . . ?  Too many hobbies . . .

I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday. Please stop by and check out some fabulous transformations.

3 comments:

Amanda said...

The afghan looks awesome! Your photo restoration looks pretty good too :)

The Southern Fried Bride said...

New follower! Love your blog!

Nicki said...

Never too many hobbies - just not enough hours. Your afghan is going to be a gorgeous heirloom - loved for generations, so every minute you put into it will be enjoyed several times over. I love the picture of you from Cuba and the hobby your godmother introduced to you.