Lets start with the old. Coming up on 4 years ago was the first Christmas Aaron and I were seeing each other. I came up with kind of a crazy idea for his Christmas present, a handmade afghan. I say crazy because we hadn't been together that long, I don't think our families even knew about each other yet. Maybe I knew it was going to last or maybe it's what made him fall in love, the world will never know. After countless skeins of yarn, movies, and single crochets I produced my first ever finished afghan and sent it off to Gloucester, VA where Aaron lived. I still love the afghan and we use it almost daily, my only regret is that I didn't make it bigger because I think it would be spectacular covering an entire bed.
For my new project I acquired some discarded vases from the good ol' Goodwill. The Goodwill closest to our house here in Seattle is the biggest one I've ever been in and has SO MUCH STUFF! There's always a crowd when we go and always lots of new things. The turnaround there must be incredible. So I bought the vases with the plan of crocheting or knitting around them. At first I was going to do stripes but chevrons seem like they'd be more fun and since I already know how to crochet chevs it'd be simple to whip some up. I made two but for the second, and larger vase, I made terrible color choices and crocheted the layers too thick so I won't be posting that failure online.