Wednesday, September 26, 2007

What do you guys think?

Recently, I bought 7 skeins of Lion Brand Chenille Thick and Quick (I think the color is Paprika) that was on clearance at JoAnn's for only .97 cents! I thought 7 skeins would be plenty for a throw for Hubby's friend and girlfriend for Christmas. Well, I made one square from the 200 Blocks book (Queen Ann's Lace Square), and it used almost a full skein! It was only about 10" square, so I didn't think that would be enough for a full blanket. To my surprise, a regular price skein is $6.99!!! Oh... my... goodness!!! As a girl on a budget, that's a bit too pricey for me, so I decided to improvise.

Today I bought a skein of the Homespun (in Golden) and made another square. I think it's a tiny bit smaller, but I think when I join them they'll even out... Do you guys think they go together ok?

Here's a close up of both of them...

The Homespun (which the color is much better in the first pic) was only $4.50 a skein and I think I can get 2 squares out of each skein. So that's much more budget friendly than the chenille... I think I'll make it 3 squares by 4 squares and then border it with whatever I have left. Sound good?

6 comments:

Esther Sunday said...

love those color combos! Love, Esther

Oiyi said...

I like the colors, too. 97 cents is a awesome bargain! I love sales.

She'sSewPretty said...

In one picture your yarn looks yellow and the other beige. I guess I will come over tomorrow and judge it in person.

Aurora said...

wy not? I even like the difference in the texture of the 2 yarns! this will be much more fun and interesting than a one colored afghan!

margot said...

Will the difference in block sizes cause a problem? Love everything else.

Amy Wagner said...

I think it looks wonderful. I can't do beautiful yarn stuff to save my life. I also love it because it is red and white!!!! Well, "homespun, not white.
Amy