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Topic: Ginormous scrap wool blanket!  (Read 2828 times)
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« on: August 22, 2010 10:27:28 PM »

Hello there.

I made my boyfriend a blanket for Giftmas last year, and I never got around to taking pictures until just now. I had a large amount of left over wool accumulated from my grandma and my mom, and I have never really made a large project of my own.

However, I was short on monetary funds so I just started knitting. I knit random squares with no real pattern in mind. I only used about 3/4 of the squares I knit, so I am sure I will eventually have enough wool to make another one of these blankets.

I bought the black wool for the borders and the stitching which kind of gave it a stained glass look. It's misshapen due to the random square size, but its HUGE and super comfy/warm.

Hope you enjoy Smiley Please, feel free to comment!


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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2010 06:32:54 AM »

Wow that looks super cozy! And so colorful! Great work!
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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2010 07:53:57 AM »

So pretty! I can't imagine how much work goes into knitting something this large!

« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2010 01:11:00 PM »

Thank you guys so much for the comments! I'm estimating about 200 hours, but I worked midnights from home for a call center that is pretty much dead all night so I pretty much was paid to do it.


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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2010 01:12:15 PM »

Hey cool!  I'd hunt down some cheap wool/acrylic to do this with.  I love big comfy blankets.

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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2010 09:45:13 AM »

This is so bright and cozy. I'm feeling a little under the weather today and really wish I had something this snuggly to cuddle up in.

I really love how you stitched it together with the black wool. The stripes are really fun too! Great job!!

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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2010 10:54:56 PM »

Thank you guys SO much. This was my first "non-scarf" project which took 100s of hours. My mom is a knitter as is my Nanny, so there were a lot of batches of one or one and a half balls of acrylic left. I LOVE this blanket and it's perfect for being sick, stargazing, picnics, and when we got caught in a down pour in NYC we used it draped over the open trunk to create a changing room.

Thanks for the feedback Smiley And LimeRiot, I hope you feel better soon Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2010 01:45:19 AM »

this is REALLY neat, and a great idea for stashbusting. i think i want one too!

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« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2010 05:25:37 AM »

You are right about the black edging giving it a stained glass look.
Your blanket is beautiful!

I knit blankets for the homeless - as part of an online group, Blankets For Canada. But I've only been knitting them from squares and/or strips. So if you don't mind me using your design idea ...
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2010 11:52:20 PM »

AWESOME blanket! The colors are beautiful, and I love that it's 'misshapen', it gives your blanket character and depth. VERY, very cool.
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