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« Reply #30 on: February 25, 2009 07:05:24 PM »

Your granny square blanket is EPIC!
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« Reply #31 on: February 25, 2009 07:08:40 PM »

Oh!!  That is so fantastic!!!
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« Reply #32 on: February 25, 2009 07:17:01 PM »

I know I'm way late to the party but I was crafting most of the day, so...

THIS IS AWESOME!  I love all the colors, it looks so cozy, and it's so pretty!  I'd love to have something like this in my home.  You did such a great job!  And I can't imagine all the patience it must've taken to sew those together...

So so so cool.  This completely rocks.
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« Reply #33 on: February 25, 2009 07:28:25 PM »

This very much rocks!  This is just the sort of thing I dream of making, but don't know if I would have the patience to see it through to the end.  I think I might print this out and hang it up for some ongoing inspiration! Smiley
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« Reply #34 on: February 25, 2009 08:17:09 PM »

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It's beautiful!
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« Reply #35 on: February 25, 2009 08:20:37 PM »

i love it! really great work!! how big is it!? i think it was definitely worth the time and effort u must hav put into it!! AWESOME!
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« Reply #36 on: February 25, 2009 08:34:40 PM »

Beautiful blanket! I LOVE it! Great job!
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« Reply #37 on: February 25, 2009 09:32:50 PM »

Ya know, I always thought I hated granny squares, but the erratic use of color and the HUGENESS make me love this blanket! Awesome!
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« Reply #38 on: February 25, 2009 10:44:47 PM »

Shocked Shocked Shocked WOW. That is AMAZING!!!
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« Reply #39 on: February 26, 2009 12:13:43 AM »

Wow! That's some response. Thank you all!
I'll try to answer some questions then:
It took me about a month to make all the squares, and then a month to chrochet them all together. First in groups of 16, and then in rows. Just to make sure that every square is unique it's row.
There are similar squares, I've just tried to not let them near eachother. All in all I've probably used about 50 different colours.
My granny square projects started a couple of years ago with my niece expecting a child. I made her a blanket of about 150 squares to get rid of all my wool scraps. I finished with more scraps then I had to start with. Then last year I made 4 baby blankets at around 100-120 squares each. After every one of them I had more yarn left then I had to start with. This is not a way to get rid of scraps. After a while you get tired of the colours and combinations you have and go out to search for more yarn. But if like me you love to buy yarn, then by all means. This is the perfect way of being possessed.
It's only 130cmx170cm. Big enough to sleep under. Smiley

I haven't sewn it together but chrocheted since it looks far more natural. I make like a net between the squares. First in rows, then in bigger squares and finally in rows again.

Patience is not in any way involved, it's more of determination and ill will. I'm not a patient person, therefor when i get started on a project I try to finish as soon as possible or I loose interest. This one I made in two batches. First all the squares and then months later when I didn't hate it so much I put it together. Two days later I started on a tetris-blanket for a baby that should be finished later today I guess.

I hope that in some way answers your questions. And Karin, just send me a pm, I'm in Gothenburg too.
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