2019-05-24: Back-dated post for posterity sake
Atlantis came about as I am following in the footsteps of my teacher and grandmother, Virginia C. Perez, who crocheted an afghan for each of her six grandchildren; at least that’s is my presumption. I don’t know the order, but I have crocheted an afghan for every member of my nuclear family, minus my sister for her very narrow mind and unacceptable public behaviour.
So, I had seen something similar to Atlantis in Annie’s Craft Store catalog. I was intrigued and made it a point to figure out how the afghan was made. It certainly brightened my outlook when I got the pattern down.
This afghan was a birthday gift to my dad. Surprisingly, years later, I found it in the yard sale. I was taken aback and told it was a mistake, but it, once again, confirms people do not appreciate handmade fiber crafts. Not my problem; my problem is how I react to such people and crochet/knit is my coping mechanism.
Date: February 6-March 4, 2011
Dimensions: approximately 53-inch square
Hook: US I/9 (5.5 mm)
Filtes King Koala
Color: 706, Content: 64% Wool, 28% Manufactured Fibers – Acrylic, 8% Camelid – Alpaca; Weight: 4, Aran
Universal Classic Chunky
Color: Petrol Blue; Content: 75% Manufactured Fibers – Acrylic, 25% Wool; Weight: 5, Bulky