Monday, August 28, 2017

A "SUPER" Afghan

This is a special blog post, dedicated to my husband.  Happy Birthday, love!

My husband is a fanatic when it comes to anything comic book related.  Particularly, Suberboy or Superman...well, any variation or incarnation of that character or the DC Comics world in general.  Being married to this man gives me a very nerdy approach to life, which I appreciate, because I love the ideas involved in the creation of these characters.

Because of this, I am always trying to come up with ideas that I can contribute to his ever growing surplus of superhero paraphernalia, as well as support his love of the genre.  What better way, than another afghan?!

I learned a new technique called C2C, which basically means, corner to corner.  The stitch starts in a lower corner and you gradually increase on each row and then after making the upper and lower corner the size you want, you decrease back until you have made a square.

This afghan is made up of many, many squares that I then attached together to make my afghan.  I used a graph pattern, much like you would if doing counted cross stitch.  It sounds complicated, but really it wasn't once I got the hang of it and learned to carry yarn from spot to another spot so I didn't have to constantly tie off and tie on colors.

He seemed pretty happy with the blanket and that made me happy that I could make something that brought a smile to his face.

And just in case you think his comic book passion is are some snapshots I just took of his comic book room.  Yes, he has an entire room devoted to his true love.  But, who am I to judge?  Don't I have a craft room?

The pictures are not very good because he keeps it pretty dark with very filtered light in this room, but this is a shot of many of his comic books stored in upright bins.  He has many more in boxes under these tables.  On the walls are signed artwork and a specific collection of comic books that copied the original 1st edition of Superman.

These two tall shelves are crammed full of graphic novels, books and comic book themed action figures and merchandising items that the kids have gifted him over the years.

This is a fun birthday card I made him for his last birthday.  True stampin' up fans may recognize 2 stamp sets I put together (Marquee Messages and Cookie Cutter Halloween). The latter isn't still available, but I believe it was a little Vampire boy that I reworked to be a superman type guy.  We had a good laugh over that one.

Here are a few more shots of the walls covered in the CGC graded comics he has. 

Honestly, you don't get the full effect of the room unless you just go inside and look around.  I can't begin to give it justice with these dim pictures, but you can at least get the idea.

Happy Birthday to my guy!

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