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« on: June 27, 2006 04:14:55 AM »

I've finished my niece's wedding gift before the wedding!

It's an afghan -- it's spread out on the bed where I blocked it in the above pic.
Knit in Cascade Eco Wool, it was inspired by the Twin Trees in Barbara Walker's Charted Knitting Designs, Lion Brand's Tree of Life Afghan pattern (which uses the Twin Trees)

and the trees in the Knitty Leaves in Relief sweater.

Just as I was starting it, my niece brought home a Lily Chin garter pattern and asked my mom to make it for her. When I saw the pattern -- it's the same Tulip Bud edging as the afghan! It's made on size 1 or 0 needles from a pretty fine crochet thread. I think it's beautiful.

The seed pearls came from a box of notions and goodies that belonged to my grandmother, the bride's great-grandmother.

Now, I just have to finish all of the things she asked ME to do for the wedding....

Update: Here's a link for more info on the garter pattern. I don't know anything about the store, but it has a pic of the other things in the leaflet, as well as other info: http://www.purplekittyyarns.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=243
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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2006 04:19:11 AM »

OMG!  Shocked
That must have taken you forever. It is BEAUTIFUL!

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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2006 04:28:56 AM »

Absolutely lovely!  You did a great job. 

« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2006 04:38:58 AM »

Great googly moogly!

You're a knitting god! How long did that take you?!

« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2006 04:39:58 AM »

My jaw literally dropped when I saw that afghan. That is amazing. How long did that take you?
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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2006 05:11:08 AM »

What a great gift!
So nice of you to put so much work in their wedding gift.

« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2006 05:14:17 AM »

Thanks for the kind words!

It took me about 5 weeks. I do knit quickly (Continental style plus many years of practice), but... it's knitted on size 10 needles, there were very few days I didn't work on it for at least a few rows, and many days I was able to put 6 or so hours into it. Although, I think it took me more than 5 weeks to plan it out and choose the yarn.

Once I got into the rhythm of it, it pretty much flowed. The hardest part was the center trees: the sweater they're charted for is knit in the round, so the right side is always facing you. Because this is knit flat, I had to do a lot of crosses, increases and decreases from the wrong side. So I had to really stop and think about them at times or I'd end up with a cross or slant going backwards.
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2006 05:37:19 AM »

I really consider myself totally anti-afghan, but that is simply gorgeous.  It is so beautiful.

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« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2006 05:45:18 AM »

that is amazing!  i love those kind of blankets, i cant believe you MADE one!!!!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2006 05:50:09 AM »

*bows down* You are a knitting GODDESS. That is absolutely stunning. Your niece will treasure it her whole life and it will be an heirloom!


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