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« on: August 24, 2008 11:28:01 PM »



I finally got around to do these yoyos.  I started them (not these ones specifically) last year from a thread I got on the CAL... never did get any further than making one or two of them from this ugly blue I had...

After I finished my Sudoku afghan, I had a lot of left overs of the same weight yarn, so I decided to do the yoyos again last month.  I just got inspired all of a sudden. 

I made a whole bunch, then decided that I was going to make a baby blanket out of yoyos for my cousin's new baby girl.  So I went on a stash dive for pinks and baby and girl inspired colors... these colors were the best ones I could come up with.

one month later... but really only like 8 days worth of work...  It took about 5 days ranging from 2-4 hours a night assembling.  this includes weaving in the ends and actually assembling the yoyos together. 

Before that, like 3 days of making the yoyos from about also 2-4 hours a day.  the days making them were continuous, but the lapse in between was why it took so long.  I took a break, and well didn't feel like weaving in the ends.

Now the specifics.

Hook: H hook
Yarn:  Various DK, and Worsted.  It's mostly worsted, but some DK got thrown in.  Including, Ambrosia from knitpicks, wool-ease, and some other random ones that were scraps, which I don't remember.  The white border is one full ball of SWS in the snow color.  I had enough left over of the SWS to make one yoyo for another yoyo project.

Measures:  10 rows of 15 yoyos each (43" x 24")  (it's really not wide enough on one end for a baby blanket... but oh wells, my cousin can wear it like a shawl... like this!)

although it's holey, it's still warm... odd huh?

more pictures of more progress in my flickr set labeled yoyo. (if you're into that sort of pic by pic stuff, which I am.)
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2008 11:59:53 PM »

holy crap thats nice. and it seems like a lot of work. im sure the baby will enjoy it
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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2008 05:42:52 AM »

Really nice work! 
I especially like the placement of the different colored yoyos, it doesn't look too contrived, yet the layout is not completely random.  Wonderful job! I wish I had the patience to try one.
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2008 07:41:50 PM »

wow. that is so awesome.
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2008 12:03:42 AM »

thanks everyone for the kind words, in the excitement of posting, I completely forgot to give credit to where I got the pattern and courage from.

http://www.geocities.com/cdjsimon/simple_yoyo_square.html

this person made the joining the yoyos less scary, and my small blanket of 15*10 as compared to her king size blanket a piece of cake.
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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2008 07:39:18 AM »

that is amazing.. i bet it took soo long! looks great!
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