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Old 07-10-2006, 04:15 PM   #1
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The dreaded 'Roseanne' afghan
O.k., I know it's not knitted but it's a chrochet pattern. Most everyone seems to hate this afghan with a passion but I've always thought it was cute. Seriously, I've always liked it. :D

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Old 07-10-2006, 04:33 PM   #2
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That pattern's probably been around since the first human ancestor picked up a hooked stick. :rofling: You see a lot of very colorful ones donated to nursing homes and such. Great stash buster, I'd imagine.
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Old 07-10-2006, 04:37 PM   #3
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I have 3 of those made by my grandmother!!! She always said they were a pain to make, but each one of the 6 grandkids and 2 great-grandkids has at LEAST two of them!
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Old 07-10-2006, 04:44 PM   #4
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For the crochet-ignorant (such as myself)...are those granny squares?
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Old 07-10-2006, 04:45 PM   #5
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It IS a great stash buster--and I have done about 8 of them in my life, I'm sure. It was enjoyable to do when it was hot, because there's such a small amount to work with at a time. And it's easy to do and to put together!! So what if it's crochet---you can do BOTH!!!
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Old 07-10-2006, 04:52 PM   #6
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I love the granny square afghans! They are hideous in a sense, I suppose, but there's something so homey and cozy about them to me. I guess it's because my grandmother had a couple of them, so I always associate them with her.
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Originally Posted by Angelia
I love the granny square afghans! They are hideous in a sense, I suppose, but there's something so homey and cozy about them to me. I guess it's because my grandmother had a couple of them, so I always associate them with her.

Exactly! I think there is something about them that seems cozy.
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Old 07-10-2006, 05:01 PM   #8
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As a kid, I loved poking my fingers through all the little holes. I used to get into trouble for that...
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Old 07-10-2006, 07:25 PM   #9
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I've never had an afgahn and I've never made an afghan. We had quilts. My aunts would tell me how in generations past, they would make them with directions for runaway slaves how to navigate the underground railroad. My mother has one quilt a great great (I'm not sure how many greats back. I don't think it was all they way back to slavery but very close) grandmother made. It's not an underground railroad quilt though. I think it's a jumping the broom quilt. Anyway, it's part of folklore for many black folks in the US. But i"m sure there are lots of black folks who made afghans too. Maybe not unitl more recently though. I wonder who made the first granny square? Was it called that? Was it a sign of "high society" or "lower class?" Just stuff I wonder about. Maybe I can make an afghan with kinte colors!! :thinking:
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I still like mine and it still looks good 35 years after my sister crocheted it for me. We drag it out every winter as a throw.
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