The dog day of February

As 2012 gave way to 2013, I decided to dedicate the first two months of the new year working on my many unfinished projects , and in the past five weeks, I have made measurable progress on my new year’s intention and finished a number of what were UFOs.

The UFO (unfinished object) that currently has my attention is my “If pigs (and dogs and birds and bears and frogs and lions and turtles) flew” afghan-to-be.

I came across the pieces of the project when I when I was in the yarn annex looking for a skein of light grey acrylic that I needed to finish an amigurumi that had been the focus of that day’s finishing efforts.

The grey yarn was nowhere that I could find it, so I gathered together the hexagons that were in front of me, tracked down the instructions (Leisure Arts #3362), and got to work.

Yesterday I spent most of my crochet time working on the bird and frog hexagons.

Today, I concentrated my efforts on the dog hexagons.

I started by making all of the necessary components:

Five future dog-face hexagons
Five future dog-face hexagons
Two future dog-face hexagons
Two future dog-face hexagons
A completed dog face for a hexagon-to-be
A completed dog face for a hexagon-to-be

To my mind, the unassembled dog faces with their loose ends and unsecured pieces capture an aspect of the essence of a dog that is lost when the pieces are completely assembled, but I also find the completed dog face charming in a more quiet way.

With all of the dog-face pieces made, I went into the crochet empire/guest room in search of a ball of pink acrylic yarn that I think will be perfect for the pigs, and while I did not come across the pink I set out to find, I did finally get my hands on the skein of light grey yarn that lead me to this most recent UFO adventure:

Relieved to have found his mother skein, the future mouse snuggles next to the source of all life
Relieved to have found his mother skein, the future mouse snuggles next to the source of all life
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5 thoughts on “The dog day of February

  1. You could make this an all dog afghan-to-be. This little guy is the best, and I’m sure he wants to star in his very own afghan.

  2. Love this! I’m a beginner, though — any chance you’d post directions? I’d really like to make a golden retriever afghan.

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