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« on: August 19, 2013 10:13:29 AM »

I like to make blankets for wedding gifts.  It started three years ago when I was living with Tiphany, and my friend Abby got married.  Now Tiphany is married, so she knew there was a blanket coming.  Tiphany remembered how much time was spent on that scrabble afghan, so she told me I didn't have to give her the blanket on her wedding day.  Well, she only gave me six weeks notice, so it definitely wasn't going to be done by then.  There was a lot of planning just trying to decide what to do, so I actually didn't start crocheting until after the wedding.  But once I started, that pretty much consumed all my free time for six months.  I finally finished and gave it to her this weekend (just in time for her birthday)!  She's very happy with it.  I'm very happy with it, so I thought I'd share it with you.



I usually like to take the picture from the upstairs landing, but the blanket was a little too wide for my foyer.  The picture below is that view, but before I blocked the edges.  (I didn't have room anywhere to block the whole thing.)



Most of this is my design, but I used http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bmp for the red invader:



and I used http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/space-invaders-chart for these two invaders:



The blanket is about 91.5" long x 81.5" wide.  I used about 17.85 skeins of Simply Soft black, 1.9 skeins of Simply Soft white, 1.5 skeins of Simply Soft limelight, and just a handful of Simply Soft red.  Before the border, it was all tunisian simple stitch.  The border is 3 rows of black sc, 2 rows of green sc, and one row of reverse sc.



Here's the back.  I didn't really try to straighten it out because I was a little tired of taking pictures.  Although, trying to straighten it for the first picture just ended up distorting it a bit.  I would try to move the whole blanket, but I was only moving the edge I was holding.



Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2013 10:38:34 AM »

Awesome awesome awesome!!
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2013 11:50:45 AM »

Love it so much, every single detail is perfect! And the pixel-y look works perfectly in crochet.
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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2013 03:18:38 PM »

It's GREAT!!!  I really like how you personalized it with dates.
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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2013 04:58:07 PM »

Fantastic!  Wonderful job!  Love this!
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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2013 05:55:49 PM »

Amazing. I can't imagine the amount of work it took to complete a project over 6 months! Your friends are so lucky to have you!
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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2013 01:30:50 PM »

I do not have words to explain how awesome this is and what an amazing friend you are!
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« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2013 09:12:33 PM »

Amazing! You have some lucky friends  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2013 02:40:19 PM »

This rocks!!!!  Absolutely amazing, what a stunning gift.
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« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2013 07:08:29 PM »

This really rocks!!!!
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« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2013 03:59:19 AM »

Wow, this is incredible! Not only are you an amazing friend, making such a large blanket, but it's such a good idea, and so well executed. I hope you have some smaller projects to work on for a little while now...
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« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2013 07:45:37 AM »

What a thoughtful and wondrous afghan!
I absolutely LOVE it!
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« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2013 12:18:10 PM »

This is effing awesome!
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« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2013 07:59:15 AM »

Thank you everyone for all your comments!
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« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2013 07:30:05 AM »

Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2013 09:59:09 AM »

This appeals to my geeky/gamer side.  I like. Cheesy
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Nice!  Loving it!
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« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2013 03:11:02 PM »

WOW, this is brilliant! I can only dream of having the patience and skill to finish something as wonderful as this.
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love what you did with the turrets ^_^
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« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2013 10:02:15 PM »

WOW!!! AMAZING!! I love the high score is their wedding date and their scores are their birthdays so cute!!!
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« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2013 09:02:47 AM »

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