Thursday, January 28, 2010

Alan's Room

Alan left to head back to college last week after a month long visit at home.Yes, I am aware that appears as an oxymoron, but it seemed like only a visit since he is spending more time away at school than here at home these days.

The instructions for him were to strip his bed the morning of his departure. I finally remade his bed this week and replaced the empty towel racks with clean blue towels in his bathroom. His room will be waiting when he comes for a "visit" in the near future.

Two years ago, in January actually, I started crocheting this afghan. A gift wrapped up and given as a birthday gift to Alan in early April. I was pleased with its log cabin type of pattern and masculine colors.

On one wall are pewter plates the boys received from showing their sheep at the state fair from 1994 to 1998. Fills a blank wall to say the least and what else, may I ask, can one do with these sort of plates?

Boondoggling on the sidelines.


~Karen~ said...

That's too cute! Your picture, I mean. ;o)
I admire your afghan. It looks very masculine, and I was wondering how to make an afghan look that way. You have mastered it! Also the plates work great there, too.
Are you anticipating the snow??? We sure are with plenty of hot cocoa at the ready. Stay cozy and warm!

Deborah said...

Tee hee! I use the Engineer's silver plate for our advent wreath, so it comes out once a year anyways.

The afghan you made is beautiful! Browns and blues together are so calming.


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