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Granny Square Afghan {In the Craft Room}

For about a year and half, the hubs has been telling me that I need to make something for the house. And each time he says it, I agree and then I pack up whatever project I’ve been working on and I ship it off to a new home. My intent wasn’t to ignore him, it’s just that people would see what I was working on and want it so I’d give it away. But when we moved into our new home and started decorating, I knew I wanted to make something, I just wasn’t sure what. The hubs suggested a blanket for nights when we cuddle on the sofa and watch “The Walking Dead”. Yeah, we’re romantic like that.

Handmade Afghan {Living Outside the Stacks}

Almost immediately, I started mentally going over the different patterns I knew and what I thought would fit with our home. After mulling it over and talking with the hubs, I decided to go with Granny Squares. I wanted the blanket to have a vintage feel, like it’s been around for awhile. Our home has been accessorized with things we’ve found out in antique shops, thrift stores and yard sales so our home has a decidedly eclectic decor…

Handmade Afghan {Living Outside the Stacks}

The colors in our living room are wine, dark teal, cream, and brown; so off we went to the craft store in search of yarn. The hubs suggested that I border everything in black. At first I was like ummmm, no but now that it’s finished I love it. I think it makes the other colors pop.

Handmade Afghan {Living Outside the Stacks}

Do you decorate with handmade items?

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  • http://twitter.com/ilovescribbles Stylish Little Lady

    yes, yes, and yes! i do decorate with handmade goodies…i do love your granny squares, and i do need that! x

    • http://livingoutsidethestacks.com/ DaenelT

      Thank you, Chandra. I think handmade items just make you feel loved and valued.

  • http://reggiesblogspotrantings.blogspot.com/ Reggie

    Yeah my wife ignores me too.
    It would appear that “the hubs” is a rather smart man.

    • http://livingoutsidethestacks.com/ DaenelT

      LOL Well, ya know, we can’t have all y’all thinking you know stuff and everything.

  • http://twitter.com/Erin_Journey Erin

    Yes. But my handmade items are placemat pillows and redoing dining room chair upholstery. Not quite as impressive as your afghan. ;) I LOVE how it turned out!

    • http://livingoutsidethestacks.com/ DaenelT

      Thank you. I love placemat pillows (I’ve been thinking about doing something similar when we redo our bedroom).

  • Whitney

    I love the colors, warm and inviting. Great job!

    • http://livingoutsidethestacks.com/ DaenelT

      Thank you, I call the hubs the “Co~designer” because he definitely had a lot of say in the color selection.

  • Stacy Artis

    The afghan is gorgeous….and so is the room it’s in. Very much to my taste. You’d have to call my “style” eclectic, too. :)

    • http://livingoutsidethestacks.com/ DaenelT

      Thank you, Stacy. I absolutely love things that look one of a kind or “different”. And if it comes from an antique shop, it makes me all the happier.

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