Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A Good Idea

I have a friend who regularly comes up with good ideas.  We were talking about my Travel Afghan and the fact that I just finished block number 42, out of 55.  Since I don't plan to stop travelling any time soon he suggested that I do another Travel Afghan.  His idea was to make a flag afghan.  I liked the idea, imagining all the colors and designs and memories.  I've decided not to wait until my current afghan is finished, so there will be some of the same trips on both afghans for a while.

The trip I just took was to the state of Georgia, so I would start with a flag of Georgia. 

It will be challenging, and it's not possible to do an exact replica.  There just aren't enough stitches to work with.  I'll get in as much detail as possible and call the flags "stylized"! 

I needed a yarn with a wide range of colors and decided on Cascade 220 Sport

8895 Christmas Red - 8505 White - 7818 Blue Velvet - 4010 Straw

The red, white and blue yarns arrived today.  The fourth shade that I ordered wasn't right ("the colors on your monitor may differ" - no kidding!).  It turned out to be a brown/camel color.  I've since ordered "straw", above, and hopefully it will be okay. 
After I ordered the yarn and make the graph for the flag I started looking at flags for other states and provinces.  Oh my.... I have some challenges ahead.  Maybe I should only visit places with easy-to-graph flags!  No, I don't think so.  I'm ready to take on all flags.  My next trip is to Calgary, Alberta and it's not going to be an easy flag, but I don't mind.

I've been thinking that perhaps I should start, or end, the afghan with my home flag of Colorado.  I haven't decided yet.  Should I start or end my journeys with Colorado? 


Wool Free and Lovin' Knit said...

Why not start AND end it with Colorado -- after all, all roads lead home. Then again, perhaps by the time you come to the end of your travels you'll be living elsewhere?!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Wool Free - it should be the start AND end.