I'm Becky Kelly. I'm from Indiana. I'm just a mom of three boys. I love
to crochet, cross-stitch, and waste time as much as possible. I don't
do doilies! LOL!!!! (Seriously, I do admire them but I think they are
a bit impractical.) I'd much rather make things people can use, touch,
hold, and enjoy. My Crochet Snape Graph-ghan is done with the Tunisian
crochet stitch. (My New Year's resolution was to learn graph afghans so
he's my first.) I used Caron one pound yarns in black and white, Caron
Heather grey, and another grey with no lable, (I think Bernat. It's a
silvery-grey). I read every on-line tutorial I could find on this to teach
myself the how-tos.
It took about a month to make with lots of screaming and cursing
along the way. The tunisian stitch is longer than it is wide, so, for
every square on the knitpro graph I quadrupled it width-wise and only
triple repeated it going upwards so that it would retain the right perspective.
(Did that make sense to any of you? I'm not even sure what I just
said, LOL!!) As far as what inspired me to make it, I must confess that
I have a current obsession with a certain book character.
It's embarrassing to admit; and to go public about this, I suppose, is
the first step to recovery, right? LOL!!!! My family have all been somewhat
supportive, (if not downright condescending about it at times). Well,
mostly we just all laugh about it. Hopefully I can get this out of my
system and into some form of crochet or
another before I go totally insane! To help me in this Potter purging
quest of mine, (with 3 boys I think I've read the books just slightly
more than the average person......- like a thousand times more-......ahem...),
I'm currently working on a completely crocheted castle. Yes, that's right.
A sort of doll house sized one. And, you probably guessed it, it's to
house the several Potter dolls I've been
making. I've got a blog, (don't we all?), where I've been trying to post
my lastest creations as well as updates on the castle.
The archives have the
dolls in there somewhere. As well as my Harley Davidson glove purse. (Not
ALL my stuff is Potteresque, LOL!!!!) I've gone on waaaaay too long. I
apologize for that. I hope you enjoy viewing the Snape-ghan. (Oh, and
if you meet anyone from Warner Brothers and they try to tell you it is
a copyrighted name, the word Snape is not. Only the entire name of the
certain character. Otherwise, it's just a town in England, right? Sure,
when used in conjunction with the image of a man, it could be entering
a sort of grey matter. So, tell them what you see when you view the afghan,
is a nice abstract map of the quaint little town of Snape!) :o)
Thank you for letting me ramble on. Thank you for giving me the opportunity
to show my work. You can all wake up now, nudge, nudge.