Hate to admit this...it definitely gives away my age....
But...30 years ago...I purchased some wonderful acrylic cream yarn at K-Mart...knit up 4 afghans...the Fisherman type...with cables and bobbles, etc...and to this day...those afghans are still alive and holdin' their own!
Only problem is: I don't have one of the afghans at MY HOUSE anymore.
As our children grew up and married and left home...they all took one...and those blankets are now on the back of the sofas in their TV rooms.
That is a fond memory of my kids...in front of the Tube...under one afghan blankie each!
I had to go out and get
another one for myself! Didn't knit it...bought it at a closeout sale at my LYS...composed of 12-12" big squares made with different colors of Manos del Uruguay Wool! Love it!
Paid through the nose!