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« on: October 01, 2010 10:42:55 PM »

Last Christmas I decided I wanted to be an awesome sister and make my brother the coolest afghan ever--Mario from SMB 3 (only the best SMB game ever). Well that didn't quite go as planned. I waited too long and had never done the tunisian stitch...so this is what I ended up with. Took me about two weeks or so I guess? Don't really remember...Don't get me wrong I love it...kinda wanted to keep it...but it could have been better. Its pretty small so I guess it could be considered more of a lap blanket than an afghan.


The back (which of course I forgot to photo) is covered with black fleece because there was NO way in heck I was weaving all of those ends in (another missed Kodak moment). The edges are a bit wonky I washed and blocked it but there was no way it was gonna straighten out. Any ideas on what I could have done different to make them straight? I bet its because I did it too tight...try as I might not to be I'm a tight crochet-er.

One more photo with the pup to show size....average sized Yorkie so you can tell how small it was...

oh well guess I should have thought it out more considering my brother is about 6'5. Meh I still think I'm the coolest sister for this  Wink It would look great on the back of the couch too...or a chair lol

Thanks for looking and listening!

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I found this picture of the back of the afghan (in progress). Like all those tails? haha which is why I put fleece on the back. Excuse the crappy cell phone picture but I had to share what a nightmare can develop when you change colors!
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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2010 10:53:21 PM »

That looks awesome! How do you change the color mid stitch?
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2010 11:16:05 PM »

Thanks!! To change color in the middle you basically finish one stitch, go through the next stitch as if you're making a new stitch and instead of grabbing the same color to pull through you grab your new color. YouTube is a fantastic resource lots of helpful videos on tunisian. Its how I taught myself and its really not that hard but if you're like me you need a visual and not written directions lol.
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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2010 12:32:56 AM »

LOVE IT! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2010 06:40:47 AM »

It looks great!  I'm sure your brother will love it.  Don't worry about the wonky edges, when you're using it you won't be able to tell  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2010 01:14:29 PM »

This is awesome. Smiley I would be excited if someone made an afghan like this for me. It looks like it took sooo much time.
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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2010 07:40:15 PM »

Thanks for the great comments guys! And yes awfulwaffle it took for-ev-er! I'm not sure if I could take on a full sized one lol
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« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2010 06:27:11 AM »

I love this it is fantastic, My kids and Husband for that matter would kill for that blanket. Swweeet Beans keep up the good work
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« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2010 08:31:22 AM »

First off, I must agree, SMB 3 is the one and only SMB game I will play, and I play it like its crack.
But that's such an awesome gift! What a lucky brother!! lol Sorry it didnt work out exactly how you planned but it gets big ups in awesome department.
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« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2010 07:02:34 PM »

I have a quick question, (wanting to start a project of my own Tongue) How did you start this? Did you do it in pieces or did you just have all like... 34 stitches on the same hook? Very curious!
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