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« on: July 29, 2011 01:13:00 PM »

When i found out my friend was pregnant with a girl a couple months ago, i knew what i was going to do with all that pink yarn i'd somehow acquired.

Despite using several different types of yarn (i'll never mix Caron Simply Soft with Red Heart Super Saver again... at least not for a project like this), i'm so happy with how this turned out.
Before joining them all together, i was a little worried. But now that i've finished, i can't stop looking at it, and folding it. Yeah, folding it...

Ignore the loose ends floating behind it. I cut them all off last night.

The colors are a little off here. It's really a bit brighter in real life.

I kind of love the way the back looks here.


In this picture, they're all joined horizontally, but i'd yet to join them vertically.




I wasn't sure what sort of border to do, the only one i could think of was scalloped. I just didn't feel like that was right for this blanket. So, i googled afghan borders, and when i saw the ruffled border, i knew it was perfect.

Isn't it adorable? Just right for a baby girl, right?

I was actually sort of afraid when i was making the squares that it would turn out too small. But it actually seemed to get almost bigger when i joined them.
Here it is modeled by my 3.5-year-old niece:

Pleeenty big for a baby. And it should grow with her for a few years, at least.
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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2011 01:40:08 PM »

That is one of the prettiest afghans I've seen! Lovely little girl,too!
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2011 01:48:56 PM »

Very pretty, I love that color combination!
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2011 01:57:15 PM »

Amazing! I can never get my squares to look good but you have perfect ones!
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2011 02:43:35 PM »

That turned out really cute!
I know what you mean about the Caron Simply Soft yarn. It feels great, but isn't as thick as the Red HEart Super Saver is. Drives me crazy...it's supposed to be knitting worsted yarn...why aren't they all the same thickness???
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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2011 03:09:53 PM »

I love the colors!
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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2011 03:35:04 PM »

This is gorgeous, bananaleg! Great job!
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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2011 07:06:21 PM »

Thank you! You're all so kind!

That is something i've been trying to figure out, mandys_momma...
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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2011 01:27:14 AM »

That's gorgeous! I love the colours - lucky baby!
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« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2011 12:10:44 AM »

Thank you!
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