Last year was the first year my husband and I got to spend Christmas together since we've been married. Well technically, it was our first Christmas spent together in our apartment. The year we moved to Germany 3 days before Christmas* we were stuck in a hotel on base. It's hard to get into the Christmas spirit when you are heating up Easy Mac in the microwave and knowing that your husband will be deploying in a few months. And did I mention the wonderful jet lag we were experiencing? On the bright side at least we were together. The following year we were thousands of miles apart due to his deployment.
Anyway, as last Christmas approached I realized I was in serious need of some Christmas decorations. Luckily, Germany is amazing with all of their Christmas Markets. I've bought a ton of ornaments, nutcrackers, and holiday decorations since I've been here. Since I obviously love to crochet I decided that I needed a holiday afghan or two.
I decided to make an afghan using the Christmas Cheer Tree and Christmas Cheer Candy Cane patterns. I'm pretty pleased with the final product. The patterns were easy to follow which is always a plus. Off the top of my head I don't remember the exact names of the yarn colors but I know I used Caron One Pounders.
*Military, stop moving people during the holidays! Just wait until the new year. You can't transition into your new life in a different country when nothing is open on base like housing, etc. due to the holidays.
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