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. :)
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,