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« on: January 16, 2014 05:52:00 AM »



I posted towards the end of last year a blanket I made with the same design and similar colors. That one was a Christmas gift. My husband and I loved it so much that we decided I must make another one.

So, we changed to brown from gray, and kept the other colors the same.  We went from Super Bulky to Lion's Brand Jiffy Bulky yarn. I used about 20 skeins! It measures about 100"x100". For reference, a quick search on Google shows that a queen blanket measures 90"x90".  I was getting pretty quick (when I didn't have to pull out a row or two for not finishing my "v" stitch) that I was getting about 7 rows completed in about 2 hours, or about a row every 20-30 min or so.

So....it repeats 7 rows blue, 3 rows white, 4 rows brown, 3 rows white, 7 rows blue....... all "v" stitch.

I'm going to apologize in advance for the lighting. When I use flash in my room, it distorts the color. When I turn the flash off, then the pictures are dark. I really need to learn the setting on my dslr to help combat that.

 



Thanks so much for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2014 06:25:52 AM »

Something about brown and blue that really appeals to me. This blanket is so warm and snuggly looking. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2014 08:19:44 AM »

I love it! 
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2014 10:06:15 AM »

Wow, great work, that must have taken some while! It looks great well done!  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2014 10:44:29 AM »

I must say that this one of my favorite color combos!  Wow--it is huge...and I do love the semi-lacy look of it...well done!
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2014 10:48:07 AM »

Thanks everyone! This is my biggest blanket yet! I've got sort of an obsession with making them. I'd say it took me a month-month and a half to do.  The red-pineapple wedding one I did earlier this year took me almost 6 months, but it was a lot more paying attention. This one I could just zip away with the "v" stitch.

Blue/Brown are one of my favorite color combos too!
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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2014 01:00:53 PM »

That would work great in my bedroom. Think my walls may be a shade lighter but same tone of blue. Now I know you must be another of my daughters!!
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« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2014 02:07:06 PM »

Love this!

Reminds me of Watson's Scarf from the Robert Downey Jr. Movie...
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I, for one, would not be adverse to snuggle in something comparable to something that snuggled Jude Law's neck!
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« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2014 04:38:31 PM »

Oy my gosh, you're right! I wouldn't be opposed to that either--and I can tell you it is super comfy!!
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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2014 04:19:08 PM »

Way to go on finishing this fab, large, cozy ghan Grin

Reminds me of Watson's Scarf from the Robert Downey Jr. Movie...
YES!!!!!  I was thinking just that!  Which makes me love this ghan so much more!
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