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« on: February 27, 2009 10:59:54 AM »

I call it this because it took me so long to make it.  If I had been paid my work salary while I was making it, I would have been paid $2500!!!

The pattern is "Rambling Rows Afghan" by Cottage Creations (you can get it through Lion Brand's website).  It comes in 3 sizes, this is the medium.  I repeat, it took FOREVER!  But it was kind of fun Smiley

the colors kind of washed out in this one with the flash....
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2009 11:07:38 AM »

It looks completely worth it to me...you just made a family heirloom!

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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2009 11:25:20 AM »

That's beautiful! I know you only used 5 colors, but it looks more like 10 because of the different stitch. It's really a lovely technique.

« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2009 03:46:37 PM »

It looks so good! Definitely worth it, I'd totally snuggle in it.

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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2009 05:20:50 PM »

It looks great!
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2009 10:49:45 PM »

wow, patience!

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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2009 01:27:18 AM »

Thanks!  Emma (the baby) finally got her blankie today and it looks even better with her on it!  Of course I didn't have my camera  Shocked 

I am one of the most impatient people I know but I was determined to make something that would last her past her toddler years, and maybe even make it to college with her one day.  The pattern is actually pretty easy once you get the hang of it.  Unfortunately, when I bought it, I thought that I would knit the blocks separately and then stitch them together.  I thought it would be a good project to tote around with me.  However, you knit into the previous block, constantly adding onto the project.  It became quite heavy, akward, and warm near the end.  That said, I think I might be convinced to make the smaller version in the future.
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2009 05:53:12 AM »

That is a great blanket.  It will be an heirloom.
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2009 10:24:28 AM »

oh man that's amazing! (and would be worth every dollar had you been actually paid 2500)

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« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2009 05:59:05 AM »

$2500 is a steal, you make it look worth a million!

I agree on the family heirloom comment, looks cozy and lovely, and the colours are nice and earthy.
mmm on a cold canadian winter day (such as today), that blanket is lookin positively sexy!

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