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azabuey
« on: November 25, 2012 08:09:54 AM »

Another wedding, another blanket.  Krystal wants a winter wonderland wedding, so instead of creating my own pattern, I used Red Heart's Dusty Snowflake Throw. http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/pattern-correction-dusty-snowflake-throw  I love the vibrant multi colored blue it uses.  However, I'm not making a scratchy blanket.  Instead, I went to Hobby Lobby and bought I Love This Yarn! in the color Denim.  For white, I used Simply Soft.

Since this blanket is for two people, I made it larger than it is in the pattern.  It is ten rows of eight large motifs, making it 67" by 80".  That required about 11.7 of the 5 oz multi colored skeins, and 3.4 of the 6 oz white.  I also changed the border.  Looking at other people's projects on ravelry, I found this border by franknjim: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/red-heart-lovers/1848262/76-100#95

This was an easy blanket that did not require as much time as my two previous blankets.  I started it September 12th and worked on it after work a few days a week.  There might have been a few weeks I didn't work on it at all.  I finished the border the night before Thanksgiving, but I didn't get a chance to finish weaving in the ends until yesterday.  So, without further ado, here are the pictures.


With flash.


Close up without flash.


Border without flash.
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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2012 08:36:26 AM »

Beautiful!!!
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2012 10:36:37 AM »

BEAUTIFUL! I'm sure it will be treasured  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2012 04:59:46 PM »

What a pretty blanket - and just in time for winter!   Cheesy
Thank you for linking to the pattern too.
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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2012 07:49:43 PM »

It's gorgeous!  Such beautiful work!
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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2012 07:27:18 AM »

WOW, that's amazing!
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« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2012 12:25:10 PM »

Wow, really beautiful, what a great present! The background is perfect, it creates an illusion of more snow tumbling down further away. It really looks like a sky full of snow.
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pumpkinguts
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2012 12:02:12 AM »

This turned out beautiful!  I have recently started this pattern myself in time for the season.  I thought about buying Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn in Denim but I went with the Red Heart because it's so bright...but it is so scratchy, I think I'm going to back it with fleece when its done.
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azabuey
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2012 06:19:36 PM »

This turned out beautiful!  I have recently started this pattern myself in time for the season.  I thought about buying Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn in Denim but I went with the Red Heart because it's so bright...but it is so scratchy, I think I'm going to back it with fleece when its done.
Thanks!  I was in Walmart today and saw that Red Heart had a new yarn, With Love.  It had a similar multi blue yarn to what the pattern calls for, and it was soft!  I wish I had seen it three months ago!
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pumpkinguts
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2012 11:48:28 PM »

This turned out beautiful!  I have recently started this pattern myself in time for the season.  I thought about buying Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn in Denim but I went with the Red Heart because it's so bright...but it is so scratchy, I think I'm going to back it with fleece when its done.
Thanks!  I was in Walmart today and saw that Red Heart had a new yarn, With Love.  It had a similar multi blue yarn to what the pattern calls for, and it was soft!  I wish I had seen it three months ago!
Aww man, me too!
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