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angelwing75
« on: December 17, 2004 09:21:48 PM »

I made this throw as a Christmas gift for my mother-in-law.  It works up super fast and only took a few hours to make and finish.  (I worked on it for about an hour each night over five nights.)  It's the Lion Brand "4 1/2-Hour Afghan," except I used two colors of Bernat Soft Boucle instead of Homespun.


Unfortunatlely, the bottom part is two rows shorter than the top part.  I underestimated the amount of yarn I'd need and my colors were sold out everywhere I could think to look for them!  Apparently this yarn is "wildly popular" and I hadn't even realized it.  Shows how much I really know about yarn, I guess...   It still ended up bigger than I envisioned, too, but I'm horrible at visualizing the finished product anyway.

I know the picture is a little blurry, but what do you guys think?  Has anyone else made this afghan? 
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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2004 09:23:43 PM »

that is really lovely! I like the color combo. I started knitting a  throw for the inlaws, and it is taking FOREVER! I may just scrap it and get new yarn and make one of these Grin
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2004 09:53:13 PM »

I think it looks great! Good color combo and the size is perfect.

What size hook did you use? An afghan in five nights? Rock on!
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2004 10:15:41 PM »

Thanks!  I used a Q hook, which I normally hate because they're so unwieldy, but I really liked the way this one turned out.  Here's the pattern, if anyone is interested:

http://www.michaels.com/art/online/projectsheet?pid=20275&categoryid=29
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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2004 07:01:20 AM »

I have made one of these with the homespun and it was a hit.  I gave it to what I thought was future-in-in-laws for christmas last year.  They aren't future-in-laws anymore but they are still great people and I am glad they loved it.

Also, I took the same idea and made a kingsized spread afghan for my mother for a double gift of mother's day and wedding present this past spring.  After a while it got really heavy and hard to flip, and I ended buying way too much yarn for it, but that's ok it's homespun and I can always use it for something else (and have!).
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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2004 07:51:42 AM »

Looks so soft and cozy!  The color combo is great.  Really nice job. 

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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2004 07:33:03 PM »

Looks lovely.  How many skeins did you use to make that?

Your MIL should love it!

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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2004 08:00:02 PM »

How many skeins did you use to make that?
I had to double-strand it, so I used 8 skeins, 6 of the purple and 2 of the green.  Actually, I underestimated how much I'd need and couldn't find one more skein anywhere, so I ended up using 7 skeins.  The last purple section is missing two rows.  Sad  I don't think my MIL will notice.  Ha ha!
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« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2004 08:07:15 PM »

Wow Quick response!

I made a white hat a few days ago with that yarn, what lovely stuff. Felt nice to even work with it. If MIL uses it as a lap robe, no one would notice difference. You sound like me, I'm my worst critic with the stuff I make. I wouldn't even mention the running out or yarn to her. If she notices, just tell her it was part of your design  Roll Eyes.

Have a wonderful Christmas!

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« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2004 08:15:50 PM »

scribe - I'll never tell!   Wink

You have a wonderful Christmas, too!
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