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« on: July 29, 2013 06:59:42 PM »

I had a hard time deciding what to call this post.  On the short list was, "10 lb blanket", "Don't Try This At Home", and "This Is Why They Call Me Crazy"


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Yes, it does weigh 10 lbs.  No, I do not recommend that anyone else try this (even if the end result is *awesome*.  The ends don't justify the means!).  Yes, I am absolutely, incontrovertibly crazy.

This this took three months to make, 2014 yards of Loops & Threads Pom-pom yarn, and 1645 yards of Bernat Waverly.  I used a 6.5 mm double-ended hook, and used the Tunisian Simple Stitch throughout.

I made strips of varying widths both to mitigate the sheer boredom the project would induce, as well as to make the different dye lots inconsequential.  I joined the strips using a slip stitch with the Waverly on the back... I turned the a/c down a couple of degrees whenever I did this, because this thing is *warm*.  I'll come in handy for our Canadian winters.

I think I need a nap...

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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2013 07:13:52 PM »

Holy cow!  I guess it'll come in handy during the winter months! How does that pom pom yarn hold up in the wash?
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2013 07:22:16 PM »

It washes surprisingly well, actually!  I've made a bath mat in exactly the same way (with the same yarn) and it has held up to the same rigorous washing the towels get every week, though, I don't put it in the dryer - that's because it dries so fast you really don't need to. 

I'll have to wash this blanket at a Laundromat as there's no stinkin' way it's going to fit in my washer... so I'll dry it there too, on low or no heat, I think. 

The bath mat has gotten a wee bit drape-y-er after washing, but it looks the same and I haven't found any pom-pom fluff left behind in my washer.
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2013 08:53:02 PM »

It sounds like what my mom called the "No-Move Blanket"  which is one so heavy that once underneath, you have trouble turning over, but are so nice and toasty that you couldn't care less.

Beautiful job on the blanket! It looks wonderful and sounds cuddly!
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2013 10:39:09 PM »

This is gorgeous!  You have inspired me to get back to work on my incomplete felted sweater blanket.  It will also be a ten pounder and it will also be useful during Canadian winters! Those are a good combination! Well done! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2013 03:34:21 AM »

Thanks goldfish and Aliped!
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2013 07:33:05 PM »

It washes surprisingly well, actually!  I've made a bath mat in exactly the same way (with the same yarn) and it has held up to the same rigorous washing the towels get every week, though, I don't put it in the dryer - that's because it dries so fast you really don't need to. 

I'll have to wash this blanket at a Laundromat as there's no stinkin' way it's going to fit in my washer... so I'll dry it there too, on low or no heat, I think. 

The bath mat has gotten a wee bit drape-y-er after washing, but it looks the same and I haven't found any pom-pom fluff left behind in my washer.

Okay, now I think I need a new bath mat...

A whole summer of no crocheting is killing me!
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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2013 12:53:29 AM »

Wow! That is fantastic!  It will certainly keep you warm!

I've knitted a scarf with pom-pom yarn and that was enough for me.  So big respect for making this blanket!
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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2013 05:06:56 AM »

Thanks Trekky. :-)
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Oh wow! That looks awesome, I think the scarf I got about 4 rows into knitting may need to be re-purposed Smiley
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