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« on: February 03, 2011 08:01:37 PM »

I'm not even kidding. This blanket took me 3 years to finish. It kept getting set aside or put down for other projects. But it's finally done! I'm not sure how to turn the picture the other way Huh

But here's some detail pics and an action shot.







And of course, an action shot.

 Ever since we got her, out cat has loved this blanket. She would always jump up in my lap while I was working on it. And now, she has claimed it as her own, along with our papasan chair.
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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2011 08:20:21 PM »

Your colour work is great. Relieves the monotony of a mono-coloured blanket.
But probably not the knitting so much.

Did you knit the blanket all in one piece? It looks to be done that way.
Whenever I knit a blanket (four and a half so far), I knit it in sections - squares, strips, etc.
That might be a reason for you taking so long to finish it.

You have a lot of stick-to-it-ness!!
Congratulations on finishing!
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2011 08:58:53 PM »

Yea, it's all one piece. There were times when I would just get so sick of looking at it that I would have to put it away for a few months.

I'm thinking next time I do a blanket this big I'll crochet it and do a granny square blanket. That way I can work on a couple squares then put it away if I want.
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2011 04:25:20 PM »

I'm not one for doing colour work - yours looks great by the way. (Not too tight ... as mine tends to become.)
Like I said before, I knit in squares - 8 inch by 8 inch square, to be exact.
Sometimes I knit two squares together so I don't have as much joining to do.

I use dishcloth patterns as patterns for the squares.  Knitting from row one to row fifty (for example) and if I'm knitting to attach the other square - I knit the same pattern but backwards. From row fifty to row one.
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2011 09:42:59 AM »

It's awesome!
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