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« on: February 25, 2013 01:51:19 PM »

I made this multi-coloured blanket in eight days: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=404702.0

I wanted to see what it would look like made in just one colour, and also see how much time I could save by having fewer ends to weave in.  (And if the folks at Red Heart could keep a better eye on how many knots end up in their Soft yarn, I may have been able to shave another day off... 12 balls of yarn, 7 knots.  Three of those knots were in one ball.  One ball!  Three! Yeesh!)

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Yarn: 3072 yards of Red Heart Soft, Off White colour
Hook: 6mm
Time to make: 5 days

This blanket is destined for Blankets For Canada - I run the campaign at the Michaels I work at. 
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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2013 02:04:50 PM »

Lovely! It looks so clean and soothing.
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2013 02:06:53 PM »

Thanks Calabaza ^_^
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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2013 02:18:25 PM »

 Shocked FIVE DAYS to make this! Either I'm a procrastinator, or you're a wiz! I couldn't do this in five days XD

Wonderful work!
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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2013 02:34:29 PM »

Thanks Sanity_Is_Faint!

There is a down side to being so fast... it can get expensive Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2013 04:26:50 PM »

Just as pretty in white than in color. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2013 04:34:05 PM »

Thanks HSG! I'm glad you agree - I love how it looks with one colour, too... I picked the off white on purpose because I thought it would look like one of those cabled afghans... I wonder what it would look like in other solid colours... hmm...
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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2013 04:52:29 PM »

Just lovely, and incredibly fast. It takes me five days to pick out a pattern Wink
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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2013 04:58:21 PM »

Just lovely, and incredibly fast. It takes me five days to pick out a pattern Wink

Heh. I know that feeling!  And thanks!
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« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2013 06:04:25 PM »

Amazing work, as always!
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« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2013 09:29:53 PM »

I love it in all one colour. And I second the comment about knots.  The trouble is I often buy my yarn well ahead of actually completing a project so when I find a ton of knots I can't remember where I bought it to take it back and complain. And by that time they wouldn't have any of that dye lot left to replace. I guess they count on that so don't care.
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« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2013 12:11:30 AM »

Lovely work as always Fantasticmio  Smiley at the speed you work I'm sure that as well as organising the campaign you are the main contributor too!
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« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2013 12:34:18 AM »

Thanks everyone!

Kookaloo - I think right now I am.  I've already noticed an up tick in square donations though, so I'm not likely going to be the main contributor for long!
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« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2013 01:34:34 AM »

That is good news, YAY for generous crocheters!  Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2013 08:55:17 AM »

It is such a soothing and lovely blanket...I think the lighter colors show off the stitching so nicely..
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« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2013 02:10:30 PM »

Thanks alwaysinmyroom ^_^
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« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2013 12:53:57 PM »

this is definitely inspiring me to crochet, lovely!!
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« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2013 02:06:35 PM »

Dooooo iiiiiit! You know you want to!
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« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2013 05:42:57 PM »

Love this blanket! I think this one will be in my future soon.
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« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2013 07:09:16 PM »

Thanks Fthdmiller!
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« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2013 12:32:39 PM »

Beautiful work.  I love both versions of the pattern that you made.
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« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2013 06:34:23 AM »

That is stunning.  5 days! Wow, I'm impressed!
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« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2013 07:44:27 AM »

Thanks johnson.mom2two!  I'm already itching to make another one. ^_^
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« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2013 06:10:43 PM »

Thanks johnson.mom2two!  I'm already itching to make another one. ^_^

You can make one for me, if you want Wink Grin
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« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2013 08:55:09 PM »

I absolutely love the rib Xs thing! I think this blanket looks best in one color. My belief is that if you use lots of color, you should use really simple stitches or else it looks busy. Amazing job!
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