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« on: June 26, 2005 10:39:30 AM »

This is a pretty basic blanket that I just finished up; I've been working on it on and off for a couple months.  It's made of standard granny squares, each about 5 inches.  I trimmed each square with a round of sc, then edged the blanket with a round of hdc.  The blanket is about 55" square.  The reason I wanted to show it off is the yarn - the cream yarn is Lion Brand Fisherman Wool (nothing special), but the colored yarn was bought from knitpixie.com (I would recommend them - they have a nice selection, and my yarn arrived promptly Smiley).  It's the Bartlett Fisherman yarn.  I got a skein of each of my 5 colors, and I have to say: it smells awesome.  Each time I'd finish a square, I'd smell it, then put it in the pile.  I got weird looks from my family, but now that it's done, everyone likes it.  Especially the cat.  I wish I had arranged the squares more randomly, but oh well, next time.

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Callie loving the blanket:


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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2005 11:00:14 AM »

That turned out really nicely... I've got some blankets my grandma made that are similar and I've always loved them.
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2005 09:09:50 PM »

Wow. Lots of work.

PS-I adore your cat. It has the same crazy look in its eyes that I do.
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2005 08:46:19 AM »

i have to say that your non-random placement of the squares and that they were going diagonallly was actually what made this blanket more unusual than traditional g.s. blankets.  i really like it this way, i find the pattern very successful!  good job.
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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2005 01:50:44 PM »

Thanks everyone!  Lianamaris, when I do granny square blankets I always place the squares very deliberately and patterned, thats why I wish I had been more random with this one.
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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2005 01:44:31 AM »

I wish I could do granny square blankets....all I can do is basic ones...

like posted here

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=40787.0

I can't read the stupid instructions...all I know I was taught in person by my friend's mom and neighbor...
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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2005 09:56:51 PM »

Hi.  I'm curious, what did the yarn smell like?  I can see why anyone would like it, let alone a discerning cat.  Looks very modern and I bet any man seeing it would want it instantly as it brings the granny square into the modern age, so to speak.  Thanks for showing it.  Cheers, OldCajun
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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2005 06:33:58 AM »

I knew someone would ask me: it smells... wooly.  I don't know how to describe it, it's just a good smell.  You know that Axe body spray commercial that says, "Scent is the strongest sense tied to memory"?  Well, the scent of the wool triggered some kind of good memory for me, because even though nobody else really liked the smell, I did.

Weird, huh.
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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2005 04:40:49 PM »

Scent really is the strongest sense tied to memory....way back when, when they first started coming out with the cucumber melon body sprays and colognes, I smelled some girl in class putting it on and I flashed back to my childhood....my favorite book was a scratch-n-sniff Strawberry Shortcake book and the smell, smelled exactly like the overall smell of the book....

My husband makes fun of me because I also bought a bubble bath I'll never use just because it smelled like the bag of Barbie's and clothes I took to daycare with me when I was little.

Now that's weird....
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