Page 51: The zigzag afghan
Readers have told me they enjoy seeing photos of events mentioned in the book, such as this moment from page 64. In the coming weeks I will try to post more of these moments/artifacts.
In this post I’d like to show you the zigzag afghan mentioned on page 51. “After washing dinner dishes, I curled into the couch, cocooning myself in an afghan my grandmother crocheted for me when I was a teen. The bold zigzag pattern and bright rainbow-colored yarn clashed with our forest green couch and the muted colors in our home. Still, it was my favorite. I pulled my laptop close and began to read.” Here it is today:
But what I thought you really might enjoy is a much older photo. This photo, from the spring of 1983, was snapped shortly after my grandmother gave the afghan to me. My sister is on the left; she got one, too.
Is there a moment or artifact in the book you’d like to see? Let me know and I’ll see what I can do to post evidence!
Postscript, October 12, 2019: I received a text message from one of my neighbors who had crocheted the exact same afghan pattern in the same color scheme! She wrote, “When I saw your [blog] post I nearly fell off of my chair. It took a minute to realize it was not my afghan.” Regarding the color combination, she wrote, “I bought yarn to match the pic in the patten book. I think your grandmother did the same. 🙃” With her permission, here is a photo of my neighbor, Karen, wrapped in the afghan she made in 1979: