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Topic: Attic24 Inspired "Summer Garden Throw" (and bonus pillow!)  (Read 3955 times)
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WhistleFish
« on: June 04, 2013 12:24:29 PM »




My own version of Attic24's "Summer Garden Throw" (link to her original post: http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/2009/05/the-square-throw-tadah.html)

I used Caron Simply Soft (which I kind of regret, but I like the colors!). Took me about 9 months off and on (there were a couple big breaks) for the blanket and only a week off and on for the pillow.

More on the blanket/pillow in my blog: http://two-forty-six.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-big-ta-dah-summer-garden-throw.html.

Hope you guys like it!
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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2013 01:10:57 PM »

Love it! It's awesome. Grin
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2013 01:11:31 PM »

Lovely blanket, such nice colours you chose.
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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2013 01:52:09 PM »

The colors make me think of a Warhol. Love it!
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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2013 06:12:53 PM »

That is really impressive!

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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2013 08:56:39 PM »

Wow, those are beautiful! I really like the colors you chose and how you put them together. Why do you regret using the Caron Simply Soft yarn? Is it not holding up well?
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« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2013 07:29:20 AM »

Thank you all for the nice words!

Cankle - I just feel like in the long run it won't hold up too well or look as nice. (I could be wrong!) The yarn has a slight fuzzy look to it when it's brand new and I feel like it might just get fuzzier and fuzzier looking the longer we use it. I do hope I'm wrong...I'm in love with this blanket!
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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2013 02:32:26 PM »

I am in love with these pieces!  STUNNING!


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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2013 03:02:17 PM »

Love your color choices. I really like Caron simply soft, well the color selection and the softness of it. I have some in my stash that I bought to make a sweater out of (that I have since frogged) so I agree with you with the initial fuzziness. Hope it holds up for you.
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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2013 05:47:04 PM »

So beautiful.  I love the colors!
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« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2013 06:57:01 AM »

Pretty!
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« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2013 07:38:25 PM »

That's beautiful! Love the colors, even if you don't like the yarn. The Caron Simply Soft will at least be durable and last a while. Great job... can't believe it only took you 9 months.

I made a similar blanket, also inspired by Lucy: http://www.jjcrochet.com/blog/crochet-hexagon-blanket-is-finished/. Love her work. Nice job!
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« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2013 04:06:30 PM »

You did a beautiful job and I love the colors.
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« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2013 06:38:24 AM »

Those are gorgeous. I'm curious why you regret using the Caron Simply Soft for it. I love natural fibers but I'm starting a baby blanket with the Caron since it's so easy-care.
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« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2013 07:58:26 AM »

Stunning!  I absolutely adore it!
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« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2013 12:55:29 PM »

Oh my gosh, it's beautiful!!
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« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2013 05:30:56 AM »

Beautiful. Very cheerful and uplifting. Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2013 06:07:35 AM »

So, so pretty!! Such beautiful colors, I hope the yarn holds up for you!
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« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2013 09:52:46 AM »

Congratulations on being selected as one of the Featured Crochet Projects for May-July 2013
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« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2013 01:18:15 AM »

How exciting!!! Thank you!
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« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2013 10:40:08 AM »

Its cute stuff like this that makes me wish I knew how to crochet better.  Lovely work!!
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« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2013 11:01:38 PM »

I've seen that pattern before, but didn't pay it much attention because... i guess because the colors turned me off. But your color choices are making me rethink it. Gorgeous.
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« Reply #22 on: August 06, 2013 08:59:25 PM »

Yea, it's amazing how much difference color choices can make! Sometimes when I'm looking at vintage patterns (especially with black and white photos!) I really have to try to imagine the pattern in colors I'd like.

And thank you. Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: August 08, 2013 02:14:04 PM »

It is so beautiful. I love the colours you choose.
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« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2013 02:02:16 AM »

Absolutely stunning!
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