|The first day of the photo shoot dawned a chilly, October day. While many of the Winter garments will add a fabulous layer of warmth on any cold winter day, they may not stand up to the brisk air completely on their own. However, if you layer your crochet projects from the Winter issue, you will find yourself quite toasty. The Painted Turtle Afghan by Edie Eckman quickly became a favorite as the models wrapped their shoulders or hands in its warmth. Of course by the time we began taking pictures of the blanket as the star project the sun had come out. The softness of the Cascade yarn still created a perfect layer.