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« on: March 26, 2005 04:50:17 AM »

This one I finished about this time last year.  It was a bear to do.. lots of color changes and in parts it was just oddly written.
It took far too long to complete but I loved it.  It was on the cover of the Award Winning Afghans booklet I bought a few years ago.  It was shown hanging on a wall behind a piano and I envisioned hanging it above my staircase but I have no clue how to hang something that big, round and made of yarn.  I will make one for myself someday.



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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2005 09:29:23 AM »

holy crap, that's stunning!  what an amazing piece you're created!  i love the colors, too.  what kind of yarn did you work with?
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2005 10:03:02 AM »

It was all red heart super saver.  My sister wanted something washable that didn't get too pilly like the caron one pounder does.
I know that I used the "ocean" color that is the lighter blue one and I am drawing a blank on the name of the purple colors.
She picked out the color scheme and I found the appropriate variegateds to go in it.
The rest is black. Lots of black.

I had started one for myself but I was kind of repulsed by the colors I picked so I put it down.  I got about a third of the way out - which probably sounds like a lot but it was only a few days worth of work - gets longer and longer each time around and all. I would post a pic of it since i haven't frogged it yet but it is FAR too disgusting in my opinion.

I am due to make another blanket for us here.
I will take some pics of the train blanket I made for my 4 year old.  He loves it.
I have yet to make one for my 2 1/2 year old.  It will be in either dinosaurs or animals.  He loves living or was living things - my 4 year old is a train fanatic.
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2005 08:14:37 PM »

That's so beautiful!  What an unusual pattern, I'll have to find it.  Very impressive work, well done!
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2005 08:45:17 PM »

how big is that thing? it looks huge and can we get better pictures of it?

its very pretty
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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2005 04:06:19 AM »

It is huge.  It is probably near 6 foot across I suppose. I  didn't measure it.  I could call my sister and ask her to take a tape measure to it...
I resized the pictures.
The are in the craftster photo area and you can click on them for a bigger shot.
I will have to remember to enlarge the pics before posting them next time.
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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2005 05:57:43 AM »

 Shocked That is one of the most beautiful pieces I've ever seen!!! You did a magnificent job! Did you create the pattern yourself?
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« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2005 07:27:50 AM »

nope. not my pattern.  It came from a booklet called Award Winning Afghans.  I thought it was gorgeous and wanted to make it for myself.  It took a really long time to make (and I crochet fast) but the worst part was trying to decipher a lot of the pattern - here or there it was just odd.  There was one part that I did over and over again for about 4 nights.  It drove me nuts and then I finally got it.  It was probably just me getting frustrated with it all.  I was about 1/2 through and it might have been overwhelming.

I get like that sometimes - and then I have to put it down, get a better sight and move on.

Kind of like the amigurumi crochet patterns.
I wanted to make them... dove in... downloaded the asian fonts onto my computer and started it. .. only after thinking that I would never be able to..
anyone need translations on their amigurumi patterns?  I will be happy to put them in regular crochet-ese.  I loved the challenge.  I made up the pieces for my lamb last night.  I will finish it up later.

Today though I need to practice on my knitting machine.. must learn new techniques to oooh and aaaah the masses at the next demo I do... which is coming up soon!

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« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2005 04:05:05 PM »

That is just breath-taking! You really did a beautiful job on it.
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« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2005 05:21:35 PM »

wow.............wow.
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