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« on: September 06, 2007 11:58:58 AM »

These aren't really new projects; I finished them both a while ago, but never got around to posting them. 

Anyway:
"Rugby stripe" blanket that the boyfriend helped pick colors for.  I had the brown (Patons Classic) from an abandoned sweater project, and he picked out the red and cream (Lion Wool-ease) to complement it.  It's stretched out on my queen-size bed, for size comparison. 



Next up:
Hexagon-granny blanket, inspired by a similar blanket I saw on a magazine cover.  Theirs was cotton and had smaller motifs, mine is 6 shades of Patons Classic wool.  I was obsessed with placing the motifs so that similar color repeats weren't placed next to each other, and because of that, the blanket turned out long and narrow.  It's ok though, it drapes nicely across the end of my bed, and is a good car blanket - it's long enough to cover the whole backseat without falling all over the floor.



Next up is a baby blanket for a coworker and a shrug for my mom.  Stay tuned  Wink
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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2007 12:16:58 PM »

Nice!  I've never done a motif blanket, did it take long? Gorgeous colors!!!
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2007 02:48:58 PM »

Great blankets - I love the first one, the colors are REALLY appealing to me. Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2007 05:44:12 PM »

Thanks!

The motif blanket took a couple months, on and off.  The most difficult part was assembling it.  I single crocheted the motifs into strips, then single crocheted the strips together. 

I love the colors on the striped blanket.  The brown is a really rich dark brown, and my bf picked out a great brick red and cream to go with it Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2007 05:10:49 AM »

great blankets. I love the hexagon one, one day I'll get round to it myself. I like the dark colours together.
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