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Topic: My Grandparents Afghan for my Mom  (Read 11325 times)
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« Reply #30 on: January 17, 2009 12:59:49 PM »

This is beyond words. I have never seen an afghan to equal. Beautiful. I checked out the link you so kindly shared and watched the video. How is the back side finished? He seems to leave very short tails.
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« Reply #31 on: January 17, 2009 03:17:06 PM »

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!! Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #32 on: January 17, 2009 05:11:31 PM »

Amazing, gorgeous, wonderful!!! Thank you for sharing the link, also. I'm curious about the yarn -- the colors are perfect for sepia, and I'm wondering where you found such closely related shades.

What a great gift! Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #33 on: January 17, 2009 05:22:44 PM »

I'm speechless...  Shocked
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« Reply #34 on: January 17, 2009 05:49:55 PM »

Amazing!!!  I tried to read the instruction, on the link you gave, is it really that complicated?  Does she send clearer instructions?  Have to do one of my G'son.
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« Reply #35 on: January 17, 2009 05:54:23 PM »

Thanks everyone!  It was a very long going and tedious blanket with all the colour changes, but soooooo worth it!!  Its a pretty easy concept, no graphs!  But I can't take credit for that part. I sent a pic to www.crochetbynumbers.com and he sent me the pattern for this.
According to the Crochet By Numbers page, the first graph is free, but if anybody wants to do more than one chart, there is a program called Print 'n Stitch that will make out a graph from your images.  It's fairly simple to use and the program is pretty small.
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« Reply #36 on: January 17, 2009 06:30:40 PM »

Its all sc, made in Red Heart ww, he gives the exact colours to use.  And he'll give colours for blues too.  Its fairly easy, just LOTS of colour changes, so very tedious too.

I actually never watched his video, I just madde it like a normal graphgan, without the graph, but I did my normal colour changes and most of the time carried my yarn over the next few stitches (less to weave in that way) But I couln't carry it from black to white, so those ends I left long, then wove in at the end.  So I don't have a back and front. They're both the same.

Thanks so much for all your compliments!!

The instructions are all numbers, but once you gett he hang of it, its pretty easy.
Amazing!!!  I tried to read the instruction, on the link you gave, is it really that complicated?  Does she send clearer instructions?  Have to do one of my G'son.
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« Reply #37 on: January 17, 2009 08:31:47 PM »

That is amazing!  Your mom must have been incredibly touched.  Great work, thanks for sharing something so personal!
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« Reply #38 on: January 17, 2009 08:34:16 PM »

Wow, that's absolutely beautiful. I bet your mom liked it, that's a really sweet and thoughtful gift.
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Stop being so damned positive. Staring at the sun only blinds some one. By only looking at the positive, you miss an entire beautiful world of shadows and colors. Don't be overly negative, be realistic. The world is so much more complex and beautiful that way.
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« Reply #39 on: January 17, 2009 11:49:12 PM »

HOLY COW!!!  Amazing.
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