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« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2007 04:56:44 PM »

Oh my......a man who knits?  Not only that, but a man who knits for his son?  Swooon.........  My husband is crafty in other ways and when he makes things for our kids, it makes me melt.

Great job on the afghan!  The massive cables and the green are a lovely pair!  And your son looks like he loves it too.

ETA:  Just realized you said you made it for your father, not your son.  I got too wrapped up in the pics of your son with it to notice, heh!  Still, totally melt-worthy.
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« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2007 04:59:10 PM »

Looks great! So squishy.  Cheesy

« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2007 05:28:00 PM »

How come they say to make the individual pieces then seam them together? Is that just because it's too huge to fit on the needles if it was all in one piece??
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« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2007 05:35:18 PM »

What a great color!  And the giant cables are gorgeous - what a great blanket.

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« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2007 05:36:26 PM »

It looks SO comfortable!


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« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2007 05:41:16 PM »

Beautiful work. I've been eyeing this pattern for a while and now actually seeing it knit up I have to do it!  

« Reply #26 on: November 06, 2007 06:13:38 PM »

You've inspired me to write my first reply Smiley

Just beautiful, and it looks very comfy too!

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« Reply #27 on: November 06, 2007 06:58:07 PM »

That afghan is absolutely beautiful!  I looove the huge cables, I don't think I've ever seen any quite like them before.  Not only do they look really good, but they look terrbily comfy!  And the color (green is my favorite, especially in this shade) is great, and you're right about it working well with the cables.  I think I'd -never- want to let go of this afghan.

And even more than that, your son is a darn cutie!!
« Reply #28 on: November 06, 2007 08:28:52 PM »

Great job. How long did this take you to make? I've got no patience for knitting large projects but seeing things like this make me want to beat my laziness.
« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2007 08:33:02 PM »

It's done in 5 separate strips. It is easier that way. Plus, if you wanted to make the afghan larger, you could just knit more strips. It is super squishy and comfy. And it seemed like a really fast knit. It only took me a few weeks to do. I probably could have done it faster had I not been working on another project. I was able to knit one stripe in just 2 or 3 days when I set my mind to it. But either way, this was a great project to do while watching a movie or some senseless tv. I might just make another one some day. Thank you all for the wonderful comments on both the afghan and my son.
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