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« Reply #30 on: May 26, 2009 11:35:22 PM »

This is gorgeous! My family has quite a few granny square afghans lying around, but they're all very 70s looking. This has a great retro feel, but it's so fresh and modern! It reminds me of Ann's on "Parks and Recreation". I've wanted to make one of these for a while, but I didn't want it to look old in my oh-so-swanky college apartment  Roll Eyes and I was totally intimidated by sewing and weaving in ends. I can't wait to try the "join as you go" and finally make my own!
« Reply #31 on: May 27, 2009 07:15:31 AM »

wow. is there any way you could tell us what type of yarn was used? i love this color combination that you used!
« Reply #32 on: May 27, 2009 09:36:08 AM »

Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments!  As for the yarn I used, it was some half balls of Red Hart Super Saver that I have had for a little while.  I'd been meaning to re-learn crochet for some time now!  I want to make another one with higher quality yarn, but I was afraid that my first attempt wouldn't turn out well!  Also, I'm a cheapskate!  I love the colors, too!  I have read a couple of different places that steam blocking acrylic makes it softer and more "flowy", but I can't say from experience that this works yet.  I'll let you know after I experiment.

If you want to learn to make granny squares, try this tutorial on CraftStylish.  It has step-by-step pictures, which I always find to be helpful.

Thanks for the quilt love, too!  When my vintage linen stash threatens to overwhelm my shelves again, I'm going to have to make another one!

« Reply #33 on: May 27, 2009 01:20:39 PM »

Beautiful! The colours are so bright and happy, it makes me smile just looking at it (is that weird?)

« Reply #34 on: May 27, 2009 08:29:27 PM »

Love This - Reminds me of the throws my grandmother would make.. and using them during naps as a child!.. Yours looks wonderful!
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« Reply #35 on: May 27, 2009 11:25:01 PM »

That is such a lovely granny afghan! And I'm DEFINITELY going to check out the join as you go method! I LOVE granny squares but HATE putting it together. Thanks for the link!! Grin

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« Reply #36 on: May 28, 2009 12:43:27 PM »

Wow it's one of the most beautiful granny afghans I've seen in awhile!!!  Shocked

« Reply #37 on: May 28, 2009 03:58:05 PM »

so bright & lovely. i luv it!  thanks for the link!  one silly question:  how do you block an afghan after its assembled? just wondering.  thanks!   Wink

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« Reply #38 on: May 28, 2009 05:18:43 PM »

one silly question:  how do you block an afghan after its assembled? just wondering.  thanks!   Wink

Haha!  I don't know, but I thought I'd try it!  I really just want to try the steam thing for the softening effect.  Smiley

« Reply #39 on: May 28, 2009 06:35:39 PM »

ooooooooh very pretty!!! the colours look great together!!!!

and the quilt is fab too!

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