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« on: August 01, 2009 08:15:07 PM »

My mom, grandma, and I have a tradition of making baby blankets for each of my kids as they are born.  Each of us make some of the blocks for a sampler and I border them and put them together.  This time, since I am having a girl I was excited to make something pink for once, but pastel really isn't my thing so I went for neon!  I made a bearghan for my last baby and had fun with it, so I reinterpreted it as a frog for this one.  My mom and grandma made the center blocks and I did the froggy parts (basically anything green).  I am 39 weeks pregnant today, so I finished just in time!

Here's the whole thing.  It was hard to get it all in the pic.  My giant belly kept getting in the way.

A couple of close-ups to show my mom and grandma's handiwork and the colors.  They really are that bright!

And one last shot of the future big brother "testing out" the afghan.

I used this pattern for a bearghan with my own modifications to make it a frog: http://www.geocities.com/cdjsimon/bearghan.html.  Yarn was Caron Simply Soft Quick in Watermelon, Grape, and Limelight and Yarn Bee Mosaic Twist in Sunrise.  The sewing together and outer border was done w/ Simply Soft Brites in Limelight.  I believe most of the patterns for the center blocks were found online.  My mom also made up some of hers.
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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2009 09:27:20 PM »

This is the coolest thing!! So well done, so cute! So colourful and cozy. That must have taken ages!!! Great work!!

« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2009 12:16:36 PM »

Thanks Retro_Rose!  It didn't take as long as I thought, but I had some good help too.
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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2009 08:24:18 PM »

This is such a neat idea! I never even thought about animal-shaped afghans Smiley I have a few friends who are pregnant now and something similar would be a great shower gift. Thanks for sharing! And I love your color combinations!

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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2009 06:35:22 AM »

I'm a frog nut, so I gotta say - I LOVE THIS FROG!
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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2009 05:34:41 PM »

that's pretty cool...I really like the colors

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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2009 05:58:05 AM »

Love it!

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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2009 10:18:19 AM »

Oh, I love it!
I love so many things about it, the colors, the shape, the retro look, all of it!  Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2009 03:30:15 PM »

This is such a neat idea! I never even thought about animal-shaped afghans Smiley I have a few friends who are pregnant now and something similar would be a great shower gift. Thanks for sharing! And I love your color combinations!

I'd love to see what you come up with!  Sorry for the delay in replying.  Baby came the day you posted this, so it's been a busy 2 weeks. Smiley
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