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« on: December 28, 2007 08:46:49 AM »

I'll be making an afghan from the Patricia Kristoffersen Beautiful Borders Baby Blankets booklet:
http://www.anniesattic.com/crochet/detail.html?prod_id=21745 not working

I've selected the Precious Moments afghan to work on as it's got a lot of stitch interest, color changes, it's gorgeous and it just looks like a fun challenge.
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Anyone game?
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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2008 01:11:32 PM »

Well, since no one has signed up to join me, I guess I'll use this thread to post my progress. Maybe that will stimulate some interest, eh?  Wink

There is no question that this will be a time-consuming afghan to make. The squares are easy enough pattern-wise, but each row is a different color which takes some time. But I think the effect is worth the effort  Smiley



There are 4 strips of squares separated by 3 strips of rings. I have managed to get the 24 squares needed finished and I'm starting to put them together.



The ring strips will be time-consuming as well as each subsequent ring is also a different color. They will be edged in lavender as the squares are.

So I'd say I'm about 40% done at this point. I would recommend making this pattern only for someone you want to really spoil!

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2008 02:08:42 PM »

Wow! This is very beautiful. I was recently working on an afghan (about 50" square) that required me to switch colors every row. I only got through 5 rows and decided it just wasn't worth it. It was using too much yarn with all those loose ends and I was afraid they would come undone in the wash. I envy your patience! That is one well-loved baby.
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2008 04:13:02 AM »

Thank you for your kind words. I normally don't tackle a project with so many color changes, but this one called to me big time.

The secret to keeping the ends from coming undone is to split the plies to reduce the bulk,  weave them [separately] in one direction for a couple of inches, then weave them back in the opposite direction to lock them in. Hope that helps!
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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2008 03:40:50 PM »

You are doing a beautiful job, I am looking forward to see your finished blanket.

Judy
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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2008 07:27:48 PM »

Thank you! I just got an invite today to the shower on Jan. 30th  Shocked Now I'm under the gun to finish!
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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2008 10:01:42 AM »

This is absolutely beautiful. I would like to do this afghan, but will need to do it just a little bit later!! Great job though!!

Kaye
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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2008 12:19:02 PM »

I will work on this blanket with you.  My sister is having twins in july and I promised her some blankets. I think I may use a different color pallet, WIll have to see.   I have never done a crochet along but looking forward to it.
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« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2008 06:17:43 PM »

Alrighty! Thanks for joining in!

I actually had to put this aside for a bit to finish off other gifts. Since I didn't make my deadline, I ended up giving something else. But now the pressure is off so I can work more leisurely on it and enjoy it more. I'll just have it ready for the next one  Grin

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« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2008 07:46:25 PM »

where did you get the pattern for this blanket? I love it! you are doing an amazing job!!
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