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beandip
« on: June 18, 2007 01:06:37 PM »



The first is for my rather conservative brother and sister-in-law. It's just a simple log cabin blanket used to make a squares in squares design. I added a fabric backing because I hate sewing in ends.





The second is for my markedly less conservative professional clown friends. Psychedelic squares seemed fitting for them. As did the much brighter fabric backing.



Both were made from a combination of Peaches and Cream and Sugar and Cream Worsted Weight cotton yarn. Just looking at them makes me happy. I'm not sure I'm going to be able to give them away!
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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2007 01:09:47 PM »

Awesomeness all around. I love them both and think it's great that you were able to make them individualized for the recipients.
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2007 01:21:45 PM »

Very nice!
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2007 01:31:14 PM »

I really like fabric backing on knitted blankets anyway, it makes them sturdier.
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2007 01:56:26 PM »

gorgeous!  I think you have inspired the next blankets that I will be making for my twin neice(s)/nephew(s)!!!

How soft is the cotton yarn?  I've considered using it, but I've been wondering how softly it knits up as a blanket.
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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2007 02:03:07 PM »

Oh, wow, the colors are absolutley beautiful! I love the psychedelic squares!
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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2007 02:05:31 PM »

The cotton feels a little rough while knitting, but after a wash or two it softens up a lot.

The other great thing about the fabric backing is that there is no wrong side. I can't stand being able to see the wrong side of something knitted.

I have fallen in love with the Hot Green. I've started a third blanket for my daughter- all shades of purple, white and that great Hot Green.
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« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2007 02:08:29 PM »

The cotton feels a little rough while knitting, but after a wash or two it softens up a lot.

The other great thing about the fabric backing is that there is no wrong side. I can't stand being able to see the wrong side of something knitted.

I have fallen in love with the Hot Green. I've started a third blanket for my daughter- all shades of purple, white and that great Hot Green.

Yes, that Hot Green is what makes it "pop". You must post pictures. Wink
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« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2007 03:35:22 PM »

Love the colors in these--great job.

Just wondering: do you wash the blankets before you attach the fabric backing? I like the idea of a cotton blanket, but I don't know if Sugar & Cream shrinks much.

Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2007 03:58:45 PM »

Great idea sewing in the ends!
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