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« on: October 29, 2006 11:25:09 PM »

I call them "My-Way Afghans" because there is no pattern I use.  I just start and go with the flow.  This one isn't the best Sad  To me it resembles something a 1st grader would have put together.  Good thing the guy I made it for has known me since I was in 1st grade and most the time still treats me as though I were 6 years-old.  Another plus is that the blanket does fold into a neatly folded piece and hides the quirky parts...not that it will probably ever be folded with him, most likely it will end up wadded up and thrown in a corner unless he's using it to cover up with.  Either way, it works out well. 

It's all done in Simply soft.  I crocheted pretty loosely; it didn't help that I made the top piece and the two sides and then filled in the center.  <shrug>  As I said, he won't notice anyway.  When I give it to him, it will be like a child handing a drawing to their grandparent to put on the fridge--no matter what it is, it gets put on the fridge.  What's the saying?  "It's built for comfort"?  Personally, I think it's a great one to snuggle up with on the couch. 

Anyway...not very impressive, but it's huge and I *finally* finished it.  I was so sick of it by the end that I only did a single stitch in black for the border. 

P.S.  I won't tell him, but it's also like a piece of art in that it sorta has a meaning.  The colors were chosen because he told me his fave colors were teal and red because they were my fave colors.  I used that, along with the black, that is actually what he tried to say his fave color was until I told him that wasn't a color, it was all the colors put together.  The stripes signify his and my relationship and how it goes through thick and thin times.

« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2006 03:02:32 AM »

the meaning behind the blanket is very sweet. i think you did a nice job!

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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2006 04:25:39 AM »

I think you did a good job!
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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2006 06:28:17 PM »

most of the men i know wouldn't even notice the quirks.
i think you did a great job (i could never have the patience to crochet an afghan!) and it will be well loved.
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2006 05:39:21 PM »

It is verryyy cute!
I would love a blanket like that. And I love the colors too!
I noticed that it's almost curved at the bottom. I don't know if it's intentionall like that, but almost everything i crochet that's long ends up doing that. I hate when it does that!
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2006 05:56:58 PM »

Love the blanket and love the meaning.  And how cute that he chose colours as his favourites because they are your favourites


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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2006 06:38:44 PM »

you got an awwww from me.

it's very nice, something i would definitely use to snuggle with.
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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2006 10:07:25 AM »

You put a lot of love into that afghan -- you should tell him the meaning of it.  I think it's touching. It would be sad if he never knew what it meant.

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