Welcome to the business and personal website of me, Jan Burch - aka Jan4insight - owner & practitioner of Geo-Glow Consulting. Call me a “Renaissance woman” > My business aims to be your go-to source for holistic energy work and intuitive readings. My creative side makes (and sells!) gorgeous one-of-a-kind handcrafts and fabulously colorful print-on-demand gifts and more. Here at my site, you can find me on the Web, order a reading, learn more about my energy work services, and check in with my occasional musings. Legal stuff: This site uses cookies, and some posts may contain affiliate links. Thank you very much.

Friday, May 22, 2009

My Newest, Best-est Afghan ~

I had picked this afghan to write about when I first decided to do today's post as a Fiber-Friday sort of thing. Now on a cool, rainy evening here in Albuquerque, it's even more appropriate. Because when the weather turns damp and chilly - which it can do almost any time in the mountains of New Mexico - there's nothing better than wrapping up in a cozy, handmade afghan ~

I call this beauty Surf N Turf, and it's made using my signature color-block pattern style - my own design, although I think of it more as a "recipe" than a pattern. The crochet stitch I use gives a waffle-like texture, which comes out soft, lightweight, yet warm - just like your favorite thermal jammies! To make this one ultra-chic and over the top, I used the very modern color combo of turquoise and brown.

If you're thinking that the overall design looks like a quilt, you're right. It's based on the same principles as constructing a Log Cabin quilt block - only bigger, and with yarn instead of fabric! By now I've made a total of six full-sized afghans, and three baby blankets, using this method (recipe!), and I've yet to grow tired of it. I have yarn stashed for several more of these projects, and it's going to fun seeing the different looks that can be created this way.

So welcome to my new Surf N Turf afghan! It's available for purchase at my EclecticaByJan Etsy shop - and at a very good introductory price, I might add. Oh yes, this afghan is washable and very durable. For a uniquely beautiful addition to your decor, and a practical way to keep warm when the cool rain or winter chill strikes, you can't beat a hand-crocheted afghan like this one.

Oh, but what if you don't like turquoise and brown? No worries - I love to do custom orders! Tell me your colors, and I'll design and make one just for you! You can convo me at http://eclecticabyjan.etsy.com/, or just send me an email: burchjan@gmail.com. And when you go to my Etsy shop, be sure to check out the big SALE announcement that's running now on the shop home page :-)
Stay cozy!


Audrey said...

That's amazing!! I love the colors.

Jan4insight said...

Audrey, thank you so much!


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