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« on: January 29, 2009 07:50:09 AM »

About...oh...a year and a half ago I think, I decided to start a blanket. I had seen one in the book Craftivity that I quite liked, it was based off  hippie blankets in the 70's; basically it was a bunch of circles attached free form in whatever stitches you feel like. I didn't know how to do squares, but I did know how to do circles from making hats, so I said, "this is the blanket for me!"  Fast forward a year and a half later, and I'm like, "So, this is the blanket for me, huh?" Seriously, it kinda hurts the eyes to look at. Well, see for yourself.
Here are close-ups of the circles that are surrounded by stitches of different kinds/colors.



As for size, it's big enough for two people who like each other, and goes up to the armpits.
Are you ready for the whole thing? Here it is anyway.

I backed it with a fleece blanket, and left it open on the edge so you can sandwich in if you want.

This is slightly more close up. Kinda looks like a topography map. on acid.  Cheesy

It looked more like a rug to me, but I was afraid I'd sink into a hazy 70's vortex when I stepped on it. But then we got a new couch, and it actually looks pretty smart draped over it.

So that's it. Hope your eyeballs are still intact. Thanks for looking! Feel free to berate me. Wink

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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2009 07:56:56 AM »

That is so amazingly artistic and awesome!  Consider it "Rocked"! Grin
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2009 07:57:10 AM »

I like it. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2009 07:58:06 AM »

Honestly? I LOVE IT! Does that make me have bad taste? cause i think it's freakin' awesome!
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2009 08:02:00 AM »

*breathes sigh of relief* Thank you guys! I have grown fond of it, but I wasn't sure if that's just cause it's my "baby" and all.
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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2009 08:02:42 AM »

I think this is awesome!
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2009 08:15:46 AM »

I LUV IT!!! As someone who remembers the 70s very well, I can only say I wish they were as cool as this!!!
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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2009 08:16:23 AM »

I love it! Isn't that book awesome?! My SIL got it for me for Christmas:) Very, very, very cool blanket, and it looks awesome on your couch:)
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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2009 08:16:37 AM »

I love it!
It's so creative and the colors are beautiful.   Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2009 08:35:19 AM »

Wow.  I think I'm in love with your project.  Good work!
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