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« on: September 20, 2008 10:08:29 PM »

I just finished this! It's for a co-worker and his wife is ready to pop at any moment, so just in the knick of time it's done -- how most of my projects happen. Smiley





this one is just about the whole thing, best shot i got, it's about 3x4
so lemme ask y'all though, they are having a little boy, i started the blanket b4 they knew what they were having, so i figured that it was pretty unisex, but do you think that it's too girl-y for a boy Huh  i mean with the hearts and all?  I asked the BF and he wasn't really of any help....
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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2008 10:10:52 PM »

beautiful! i think it will be very well received, hearts or not. It's so sweet! my boyfriend's niece and nephew each received a pink, white and blue ripple blanket when they were babies- they love them, their mother loved them. You did a great job, i don't think the hearts make it girly at all:)
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2008 10:32:27 PM »

It's beautiful, and not too girly. Nice job.
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2008 06:00:24 AM »

i think it is awesome!   i have a boy and i would have loved it!!    btw where did you get the pattern i would love to make this! Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2008 06:02:43 AM »

I would say that this is suitable for a boy.  The hearts don't make it girly. 
It is gorgeous btw!!
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2008 06:53:52 AM »

This is really lovely!  Where did you find the pattern?
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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2008 07:48:19 AM »

Thanks you guys Cheesy ! I got the pattern in a Leisure Arts book called "Love me Tender Baby Afghans" it's the treasured hearts one, i bought the book some time ago, there is your standard 7 or 8 patterns inside.
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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2008 08:44:40 AM »

Oooh I love this and I've always wanted to buy that pattern booook...

How are the color changes done? Do you have lots and lots of tied in ends on the backside?
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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2008 09:29:12 AM »

at the point where the baby would care  or even notice, he wouldn't be using a blanket any more anyways.

blue is very boy
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« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2008 12:10:31 PM »

Oh its so pretty & not too girly for a boy. Its perfect for a baby boy. I've had 4 boys so I know.
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« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2008 04:57:29 PM »

it's beautiful, and not girly at all!
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« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2008 05:48:00 PM »

I really love this, it is so beautiful. great job!!
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« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2008 08:28:39 PM »

How are the color changes done? Do you have lots and lots of tied in ends on the backside?

there are a good deal of tied in ends but it's b/c the pattern is a modified granny square not b/c of the color changes.  Luckily i've learned that it's a lot easier to make sure that you catch the ends in when you are stitching together than to go back and weave in all the ends when you are done.  As far as the color changes, the color that you are not using is carried on the back side of the work, so you are working over the color not in use (does that make sense?) I really do love all the patterns in the book, leisure arts tends to i think make things more complicated than necessary though, there were def times that i had to put it down in fear of wanting to burn it if i didn't Cheesy (well at least throw it across the room, the bf isn't too keen on when i get to that point and calmly points out that maybe i should come back to it later ... hehe)
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« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2008 09:27:33 PM »

Awww, cute! Reminds me of argyle, but with hearts instead of diamond shapes...  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2008 05:40:14 AM »

that's lovely... i just started learning granny squares... yours are lovely... is there a pattern anywhere?.. thank you..Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2008 10:33:55 AM »

Oh, I see! You start at the point of each heart and the corner spaces make the holes... and they're joined rounds, and you carry the unused color under the other one... hmm... hm....
I have a friend who's having a baby sometime in October, and I want to make him a blanket. I should probably just spend the $10 to get the pattern book, but now that you've given me a nice close-up picture of a square, I might give myself a headache trying to figure it out myself.  Wink
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« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2008 01:06:09 PM »

yuppers, that's the idea, it took some getting used to but once i had the pattern down it went pretty quick.
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« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2008 05:43:40 PM »

this is so adorable!
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« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2008 06:36:55 PM »

Awww, cute! Reminds me of argyle, but with hearts instead of diamond shapes...  Grin

i totally agree!  argyle hearts.  couldn't be sweeter for a boy.
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« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2008 10:37:45 PM »

I think it's very nice, I like the pattern. I don't think the baby (or the parents) will mind the hearts.
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« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2008 03:06:07 PM »

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« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2008 07:44:53 PM »

Just the most precious blankie I have seen in a LONG time!!!  Most definitely unisex and if they don't think so, just send it my way!!!  A few boys due around here that would just look incredible wrapped up in that piece of art!!!!  Beautiful work~
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« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2008 07:52:44 PM »

I want to thank y'all again for all the nice compliments....
and as an update, they had a little boy 7lbs 7oz last friday,
the proud papa just called to thank me for it, they are just
getting back to normal (well as normal as it gets with a newborn)
and catching up with all the friends.
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