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Topic: Captain Jean-Luc Picard - Patrick Stewart afghan  (Read 5328 times)
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« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2009 04:06:19 PM »

I'm not a big fan of Star Trek but I can admire the time and effort put into that project. Great Job! This Rocks!
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« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2009 04:27:17 PM »

wow! that is awesome. i'm a huge nerd if you can't tell Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2009 06:08:26 PM »

Another awesome afghan! I really admired your patience and skill to do these. Could you tell me about how much yarn it takes to make one?
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« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2009 07:16:52 PM »

You are the best mom ever! That's really considerate for the son's girlfriend gift!
You should tell her Kirk all the way though!

I do love the style you did your stitching in. It looks awesome!
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« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2009 07:53:56 AM »

Awesome! What a great present! I admire your patience and skills!
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« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2009 08:00:54 AM »

You made it so!  I love Picard!!

I have a technical question . . . you used a size J hook and (I assume) worsted weight yarn?  Did your work curl up much?  I've been practicing tunisian with worsted and an I hook and it's coming out way curly.  I want a bigger hook, but I don't know what size.
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« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2009 11:53:38 AM »

padfoot asked - Could you tell me about how much yarn it takes to make one?

Hmm, let me see. A couple of colors I had already used from other projects so I'm going to guess here.

2 black "I Love This Yarn" skeins
1 maroon sk in Red Heart
2 buff in Red Heart
About 6 to 8 skeins of the Caron Shadows. I know I ran out and had to get more so I can't remember how many I used
And the rest are just left-over yarn skeins for the words in turquoise, gold for the badge and pips, (or are they squeaks?), grey for badge, and a fancy soft yarn for the very last row as a trim - 2 skeins

The Caron shadows and the fancy trim yarn I used are smaller skeins than the black, maroon, and buff. I just love that color name - buff LOL!!!

JenGoPop asked -  worsted weight yarn?  Did your work curl up much?

Yes, they are all worsted weight yarns except the final row of a fluffy-type yarn for the trim. When you first start out, it is curly. You just have to keep plowing through and build up those rows because eventually, it's own weight keeps the afghan down and away from the row you're working on.
I decided that size H and I were too tight for me, but J works just fine.
I have a K and I think an N sizes in cabled hooks that I've used but I don't like the larger stitches. N especially seemed too loose and hole-ly like. I like the afghan to not feel too much like gappy holes. It's hard to describe. Just more solid or dense with the stitches.

Thanks everyone for all your nice comments!!
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« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2009 12:31:17 PM »

What a great job.

Impressive crochet skills.
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« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2009 01:17:06 PM »

So cool. I'm a huge Picard fan...I would love to wrap myself up in this!
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« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2009 02:20:52 PM »

OMG I love this so much.  Grin
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