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« on: January 07, 2009 05:46:06 PM »

I made this "Mile a Minute" afghan for my grandpa for Christmas this year.  It's the first time I've done an afghan that requires putting pieces together.  Once I started measuring each strip, instead of assuming that 50 shells done in the same yarn with the same hook would be the same length, it was much easier.   All in all, I was happy with the result.  It's a good pattern, and pretty easy to do.  I finished it in about a week.   





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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2009 05:57:48 PM »

Ah, that looks so cozy! Did you get the pattern from a book or online?

How did the piecing go? I haven't even done a granny square afghan because I dread sewing things together.
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2009 06:32:34 PM »

I wish more people would include pix the happy recipients of their handiwork like this! It just makes your heart feel happy about what you do! Smiley Nice work, and I love the colors!
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2009 08:07:59 PM »

I like the design and nothing says love more than putting thought and effort into it and making it yourself and you can tell by the look on his face that he loves it.
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2009 08:54:20 PM »

That's lovely!  How did you join the strips?  I've just started a granny square crochetalong, and I have no idea how I will join them together once all the pieces have been made.

It's nice to see how much he likes the blanket Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2009 06:58:39 AM »

That is very nice.  I love the colors.  When I saw the pic my first thought was someone made grandpa something. 

I made my grandmother a granny square afghan.  She taught me to crochet and we would sit up till 3-4 am crocheting.  My grandmother gave me 50+ years of yarn and all crochet and knitting needles.  I crochet them up and surrounded each with a black border. Gave it to her the Christmas before she passed.  I have it till this day.  I love to snuggle in it and walk down memory lane. Personally I have everything she ever made me in a safety deposit box.  Crazy but they are my most cherished of all items.
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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2009 03:50:24 PM »

very nice!
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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2009 05:10:22 PM »

Ah, that looks so cozy! Did you get the pattern from a book or online?

How did the piecing go? I haven't even done a granny square afghan because I dread sewing things together.

The pattern came from "Our Best Afghans A-to-Z", published by Leisure Arts.  The Piece wasn't too hard once I made sure all the strips were approximately even.  I laid the strips down on the floor and whipstitched them together.  If there was a slight length discrepancy (an inch or so), then I stretched the shorter one to length, and held it down with canned veggies to keep it in place.  Pretty easy!
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