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« on: June 05, 2012 06:45:58 PM »

This is the biggest project I ever crocheted ... EVER! I don't know if I'll ever have the patience to undertake a project that big again... but again, if the pattern is beautiful...   Grin

It took me so long because I crochet really slow, like really! I crochet holding my hook and yarn in the same hand so I have to let go of the hook every time I yarn over... long story short, crochet takes forever with me.  Cheesy

This is "My great-granma 'ghan" or something like that from Crochet today. 96 hexagons in 8 different colors mixed and matched! (And it matches the painting I made that's on my wall).


Here is the afghan on my floor, to show the complete look. As you can see a little bit, I didn't weave in ends, but since it stays on the back of my couch, nobody knows!  Wink


Here is another picture with me on the afghan! And you can see the mess of another project in the background Tongue


I'm very proud of that one!
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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2012 07:00:41 PM »

Lovely! Afghans are what I knit/crochet the most of, and yes, they do get very very time consuming. Sometimes I have to put one down and not look at if for a while. You did an awesome job, I love the colors. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2012 07:18:45 AM »

You deserve to be very proud of this beauty. I love the look of it and the colors you chose are so nice. I dont know how you crochet with one hand but props to you for finishing such a large project.
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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2012 03:57:29 AM »

I'm trying to picture how you crochet with only one hand, it must be very difficult to do.  Congrats on completing this pretty afghan.
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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2012 09:16:07 AM »

I'm trying to picture how you crochet with only one hand, it must be very difficult to do. 

Well I use the other hand to hold the project Tongue The reason why I don't crochet properly is because I learned myself from a pattern that had a "how to crochet" section. It had pictures of the position of hook and yarn, but not the position of the hands! Since I'm primarily a knitter, I just did as I do when I knit! It's only a while later that I observed a friend crocheting and I was like "OMG, how do you go so fast?!" But I couldn't unlearn the way I was doing it!
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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2012 03:51:12 PM »

That's lovely!  I think I'm going to have to get a hook and try to work out how you crochet one handed though, it's bending my brain trying to imagine how that works!
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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2012 11:34:50 AM »

I'm so fascinated by the way the colors interact! I keep staring at your background color and I still haven't found out if you used the same background all the way and my eyes are playing tricks on me, or if they are different background colors. I love the intensity of the contrasts you created, and wow, congrats on finishing such a big afghan!
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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2012 12:10:38 AM »

Wow! That is so cool looking.  I've been wanting to make an afghan for the loooongest time, but I'm too chicken to take on such a commitment.  I'm afraid that I will make twenty or so little squares/hexagons and then never finish.  One day I will muster the courage.  Hats off to ya!
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« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2012 02:38:59 PM »

Wow! That is so cool looking.  I've been wanting to make an afghan for the loooongest time, but I'm too chicken to take on such a commitment.  I'm afraid that I will make twenty or so little squares/hexagons and then never finish.  One day I will muster the courage.  Hats off to ya!

Well the idea is to start with 20 or so squares, and then you can put it away. And a couple of weeks/months later you pick it up and make 20 more square, and so on, so in the end, you have a afghan, even if it takes a year! Well, that's my way to do it personnally Tongue I rarely do a big project all at the same time, I usually have to take a break or two somewhere!  Cheesy
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