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Tenille
« on: February 21, 2007 07:44:11 AM »

Ok, I'm making a wedding present for my cousin and his fiance. We all know that the girl usually ends up decorating so i chose colors I thought she would like. I decide to make two afghans, one in kind of a guy looking pattern and one in a girly pattern but both in the same colors so that (and I know that this sounds cheesy) they'll both be individual, but still be a matched set "just like the couple". I had to say it. My dilemma is a simple one however. I've finished the girly afghan and I need to start on the 2nd, but I can't decide whether to do the big strips in sage green or in the cream color. I'm leaning towards the green but I just can't make up my mind. Here is the afghan I'm going to make. It's gonna look like missamorph's afghan on this thread  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=93355.0


Here are a couple of pics of the first afghan so that you can see the colors I'm using.


The lights not so good in this one and I've got it folded double, but you should get the general idea.



here's a close up of one of the strips with better light



I'm thanking, in advance, anyone with any input. I'm in decision limbo right now.
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2007 07:51:49 AM »

Very nice.  I like these two colors together.  I think you should use the green more in the other one.  The link to the second one doesn't give the right post.  It only gives the index.
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2007 08:43:50 AM »

I think more green in the other one would be the best. I checked out the afghan in the other post (if you copy and paste the link it works), and I think more green would be more "masculine" looking. If you think it'll be too much green, you could always make the green stripes a little less wide. What color will you be using as a third color  (assuming you do use one, like missamorph did)?

And, I really like your first afghan! Did you make a bunch of individual strips and then crochet them together? I'm always intimidated by afghans- they seem like a forever kind of project- but if I did one strip by strip, I might be able to manage!  Wink Now, if I could just be brave and attempt to crochet two separate pieces together (I have some granny squares and yo-yos waiting to be united...).  Grin

I have a cousin getting married in the summer...now you've given me an idea for her shower gift...

Can't wait to see the finished afghan!
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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2007 08:46:13 AM »

beautiful work on the "girly" afgan. I agree go with more green for the "manly"  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2007 08:51:15 AM »

Great work!

I agree with the others that the next one should have more green in it.
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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2007 09:10:47 AM »

What color will you be using as a third color  (assuming you do use one, like missamorph did)?

I guess you can't tell, but there are three colors in the pictures. sage green, white and a creamy color that's called Aran. I'm planning to use the same three in the 2nd afghan. There's another picture on my flickr site at http://www.flickr.com/photos/tenille where you can maybe see the color change from white to aran better.


And, I really like your first afghan! Did you make a bunch of individual strips and then crochet them together? I'm always intimidated by afghans- they seem like a forever kind of project- but if I did one strip by strip, I might be able to manage!  Wink

It is made in strips. It was only supposed to be sewn together at the tops of each shell stitch on the outer edges, so what I did was whip stitch around the top of each shell stitch and then weave the yarn through the single crocheted edges until I got to the top of the next shell stitch. That way I only have two ends to weave end for each section joined. I could just imagine the nightmare of doing each point of contact. Most of my other projects I just whipstitch the pieces together. You can even just put pieces with tright sides together and single crocet through both pieces to join them. It looks really cool that way when you use a contrasting color. It's not hard at all.
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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2007 09:51:03 AM »

Thanks for the info Tenille! I guess I'll have to give joining things a try... Grin

And, looking closely at the detail pic, I can see the three colors- very nice! I may steal your color scheme for my cousin's afghan- who cares what her colors are? Just kidding...



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« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2007 05:59:05 PM »

Great job on the girly afghan - what a fortunate couple that you are giving them 2 afghans!

I agree with the rest, I'd do the larger stripes in green.
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« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2007 06:06:45 PM »

Hey thats Nice, Great job
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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2007 06:15:54 AM »

Ok, green it is for the large stripes. I'll post both afghans in the completed projects when I finish and leave a link in here when I do. Thanks again everybody!
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