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Topic: I don't have attitude...but the blankie does!!  (Read 3459 times)
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« on: August 12, 2011 09:51:53 AM »

Warning - those who are easily offended - look away now!  Shocked (or at least pretend to - no one will judge you for sneaking a peek later on! Grin )

 
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This blankie has been forever in the making, and when I finally got it done, it rained solid for a fortnight before I could get a picture outside!

It's bog standard granny squares - 280 of them to be exact!!!  Shocked and it's lined with a shell stitch - bit of a dodgy close up underneath:


A bit of background...

My house mate and I have foul mouths (there - I said it, and I'm proud!!), but she is considerably worse than me, and so I decided she deserved a reward for Christmas. We have a tradition where I always make something hand made along with the usual presents, and after having the wool sat around for the best part of six months, I thought I'd better make a start.

Originally it was going to be black with grey writing, but then she decided that she wanted it the other way round (bless her Undecided). 'That's fine' I said - 'no problem!'. Then I realised I wouldn't have enough, and after procrastinating for so long, I found out that they had discontinued it in the mean time !! (note to self - start a blinking project, and try to finish it in the same year!!!!) So after months of hunting, I finally found somewhere that stocked it, and tried to order it - I cleaned them out!!  Cheesy Which isn't so good when I realised I mis-counted and actually needed MORE!!

So, to cut a long story short, there are three different batches of grey in there, and in real life, it almost has a tetris look (not that there's anything wrong with tetris - it's great! If that's what you want!)

It ended up being a few rounds smaller than I wanted because of all that, but I suppose that's no bad thing - it only just fits in the washer as it is, and is way bigger than a king size bed, and is even too big to hang on the line and get a proper picture!!

I'm planning on making one for myself, when I can face a granny square in the face again, so the challenge for a blankie-worthy phrase is on! (any suggestions greatly appreciated!!)

Thanks for looking, and as always, c and c's always appreciated!!

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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2011 10:01:57 AM »

Plain and to the point.  I LOVE IT!!!  Kudos for you for such an original idea.  I am sure there will be many of these quilts in other peoples homes very soon.
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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2011 10:41:27 AM »

I am sure there will be many of these quilts in other peoples homes very soon.

hehe - has my secret plot been rumbled so soon??

Thanx!
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2011 11:22:47 AM »

OMG ! That is awesome ! I love it !  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2011 12:07:27 PM »

I love love love this blanket! That's what I want to say right now!
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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2011 12:35:24 PM »

Love it! Totally Pinning it right now!
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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2011 01:19:43 PM »

love it!!
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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2011 03:01:15 PM »

Awesome!!!!
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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2011 07:09:57 PM »

I love this!  I have a similarly foul mouth so I think this is hysterical.  I can't wait to show it to my best friend (and former roommate)
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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2011 08:01:50 PM »

This is so charming!  I want one. Smiley
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