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« on: January 11, 2008 06:53:13 PM »

I knitted a blanket for BatGirl. The truth is I made one stripe as a scarf and it was way too long and wide even for a very cold winter so I turned it into a blanket.

To give you some perspective this is a queen sized bed.


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I also made her a nice warm scarf made out of this cool hand spun and dyed yarn:


The blanket is my first non-scarf project. I am so excited to have finished it! I'm a compulsive non-finisher.  Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2008 06:57:44 PM »

That turned out sooo nice~ love the colors!
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2008 07:03:50 PM »

wow! what a nice gift to get (and recieve Grin)!
great job.
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2008 08:18:47 PM »

I adore the colors of that blanket!
Congratulations on finishing something so big! You did a great job!
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2008 09:41:56 PM »

Love the colors!

Cute scarf too!
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2008 08:14:46 AM »

Here is a close up of the scarf yarn:



I love this yarn so much, I bought every skein the yarn shop had, my friend made herself a scarf and I made myself a scarf too!  Cheesy

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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2008 08:22:54 AM »

They are soooo great! It's supposed to be the coldest week in years coming up so I will put them to good use! Pinky k rocks!!
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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2008 08:26:20 AM »

Aw shucks.  Embarrassed

My pups LOVED the blanket! It was so hard for me to keep them off of it while I was working on it. I would be in the knitting zone and look down and there would be a pup all snuggled up in it! UGH I had to start keeping it in a bag while I was working on it to keep them off of it.
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« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2008 08:28:40 AM »

Haha! My pets are the same!
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« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2008 01:35:42 PM »

I knitted a Lizard Ridge last year and I couldnt keep my cats off of it. They really like to suck on and cuddle the Noro. Anyway, Im not saying this to be mean, I just wanted to give you some honest feedback. Next time you make a blanket be a little more careful with your seaming. In the close up you could see a bit of the orange thread where you sewed the seams together. For my first blanket I went to my LYS and had them help me with my seams. It took a little practice, but eventually I got them where they were pretty much invisible. Ok, I totally said my comment with love I promise! So please dont be offended.
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