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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Work In Process - Large Afghan Blanket

 Good morning,

This is my WIP this week.  It's a large afghan blanket in shades of turquoise.  These are all colors of the sea so colors I love.  :) 

When finished, this pretty blanket will join the others in the Afghans and Blankets section of our shop.  

Mark just asked an excellent question (see comments) so I'm putting the answer from Ms. Google here in the post so it's easiest to find:  “Afghan” first appeared in English usage in the late 1700's as a name for the Pashtuns of eastern and southern Afghanistan. That country is known for its distinctive textiles, colorful carpets and lustrous karakul wool, so it's sort of logical that “afghan” was picked up to refer to knitted or crocheted blankets.

What are you making, baking, growing this week?

All the best,



MarkD60 said...

Very pretty, but made me wonder, why afgahan? Is it related to Afghanistan?

Lois Evensen said...

Thanks for the excellent question, Mark. I've put the answer in the post text for all to see. :)