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« on: May 01, 2010 12:55:09 PM »

I've always wanted to do a Paul Simon / Art Garfunkel afghan.
They are two of my favorite artists of all-time.
So I finally finished this yesterday.



This is tunisian crocheted using a size J cabled afghan hook.
The background is Essentials yarn. It feels like terry cloth.
I also used I Love This Yarn in teal, brown, and antique white.
The yarn for the green shirt had no label. I got that at Goodwill. It had a nice retro-looking color to it.

I began by uploading this photo to micro revolt's knit pro graph generator.

It's a black and white photo but I wanted to add some color to it so I chose some brown for Art's turtleneck and the green for Paul Simon's shirt.
The rest I just decided to use teal for the hair and all the outlines and face features.

After the graphed part was done I went around and around and around the whole thing in the background yarn color doing a basketweave stitch. It keeps the afghan from curling and frames it nicely.

These two will be 70 years old next year.

I guess it's not so terribly strange to be 70 after all.

I love their music so much!
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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2010 01:09:24 PM »

that is SO freaking awesome!!!

I will totally hit this rocks AND add it as one of my favorite craftster projects!  i am a huge S&G fan, plus a big music fan in general, but this is just awesome all the way around!  well done!!!!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2010 02:51:58 PM »

Simon and Garfunkel have always been my favorite musicians!!  I love this afghan so much--and this pic is definitely a fave as well.  Great Job!  *hits 'this rocks' button*
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2010 05:00:20 PM »

Great work!!!  My mom would just die if she saw this!!!  It is because of her that I am such a big Simon and Garfunkel fan!!!  SOOOOOO hitting "this rocks"
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2010 06:43:59 PM »

I ABSOLUTELY love this. Totally. This definitely rocks!!!  Grin You did a wonderful job. YAY!
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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2010 08:06:17 PM »

AWESOME JOB!
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2010 02:49:32 PM »

I'm in awe of your skills - this is amazing!  I've hit this rocks, because.... well, this rocks!
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2010 03:47:32 AM »

Awesome afghan!
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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2010 11:03:43 PM »

sweet! love simon and garfunkel.
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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2010 11:17:22 PM »

This is so cool!  I want one for a media room I don't have Smiley 
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