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Nikkidear
« on: August 05, 2006 11:48:38 AM »

So on my last vacation I met my mother in FL and asked her to teach me to crochet. It was a short trip, so I only learned to double crochet. Armed with very little knowlege and a size Q hook I found some discontinued Lion Thick & Quick wool in plum and bought the 3 skiens they had left. I decided to add some black and make a throw blanket. I knew nothing (still don't) of gauge, and my little "throw" blanket eneded up being the length of my full size bed, and just a little shorter with wise. So 13 skeins later, I present my Mega throw blanket....





Most people start on scarves, I tend to do things the hard way...lol.
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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2006 12:01:59 PM »

WOW this is absolutely spot-on for your first project- this is ACE. Brilliant and wonderful- good on you for doing things the hard way- lol youre right, most people do pick scarves for their first project- thats what i did!  Cheesy  
Give yourself a nice pat on the back- your blanket is brill. Grin
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2006 12:26:25 PM »

That is AWESOME for a first project!!!!!!
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2006 02:24:32 PM »

Thanks for the kind words, I really enjoyed doing it. I've been making a bunch of other stuff with the double crochet, so I'll be posting more later. I just started a blanket for my Mom for Christmas. She's visiting at the beginning of Sept., and said she will teach me some more stitches then. WooT!
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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2006 03:39:45 PM »

I think it's wonderful!

My Mom tells about the endless afghan..her first project. I dont know if it was a guage issue, or that she would work on it when my Dad drove her nuts...which he did often...

but that thing was as big as the living room floor! She finally had to "just say no" to the afghan...never could to Dad.

Anyways...thanks for the memory jog, and congrats on a first project finished!
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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2006 04:20:07 PM »

Oh how amazing. I always start blankets, then my stiches go all wonky. So I can make cozies and scarves. That's pretty much the height of my crocheting. Black and pink are so nice together.
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