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« on: November 04, 2005 10:34:34 PM »

Hello out there! This is my first post! A friend introduced me to this forum recently, and since then i haven't been able to get enough!  I've been thinking of posting for a while, but I couldn't think of what to show (too many choices). So I thought I'd go with an old favorite!


This was the first knitting project I started! 8 years ago! It's completely crazy: worsted weight yarn, on size 6 needles, in garter stitch! It took me 3 years to finish! But once I started I just couldn't stop!  It was perfect, I finished it on the drive up to school my freshmen year of college, and I've been sleeping under it ever since!

Since I finished that one I've made two other slightly less crazy blankets, both for friends.  I have a picture of one other I can show here:



I made this one on size 11 needles in stockinette stitch and only took me a year and a half (on and off, I've got a lot of projects going).  I chose colors to match a quilt my friend had made and incorporate other colors in her room.  My good friends Stu and Liz think this one is nice and cozy!

Well that's all for now!  This place is awesome! I'm sure I'll have more fun things to share soon!
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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2005 11:09:20 PM »

Holy guacamole!!!!

Your blankets are lovely!

But they must have weighed a ton when you were working on them...
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2005 07:29:31 AM »

I love your crazy blankets! I have several very similar knitted and crocheted afghan/blankets that I made using leftovers from previous projects. These are the absolute best thing to toss in the back of the Suburban to snuggle in. My kids love how big they are and it's a kind of like a memory blanket because they remember all of the things I made with the yarns. Great job on yours!
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2005 08:07:29 AM »

SHIFGJJKTJFGDFG!!!! You have the patience of a kindergarten teacher x155545000000.

PS- I love the color combo on the second one.
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2005 12:14:48 PM »

Wow, I wish I had the patience to finish something like that... I can only do a scarf or a hat w/o getting bored before I'm done!
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2005 01:40:23 PM »

i love both of those... 3 years.. wow if a blanket took me that long i wouldnt be done until i was 18!!!... hmm it might be a good idea to start now and finish in college.. anyway im rambling but nice job!
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2005 04:00:05 PM »

Those are beautiful!!
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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2005 04:04:59 PM »

Wow! I wouldn't even know where to begin to tackle a project like that! Though I am very intrigued--how many skeins/balls of yarn did you use in all? And I'm assuming you had to work on it one section at a time? Or...?

Anyhow, they are both gorgeous! I'm still working on scarves myself. :x
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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2005 05:58:58 PM »

Thank you!  They were pretty heavy while I was working on them, but they were great sit in front of the TV on a cold night projects! Just wrap myself up and keep knitting!  They were both made all in one piece on round needles to hold all of those stitches.  For the first one I lost track of how much yarn I used, I started out mostly with scraps, but then had to buy more to continue the colors.  For the second one I used 11 skiens of yarn, but some were the large Red Heart ones.  I did have some leftovers for future projects...Smiley

I'd love to hear about/see pictures of long term or crazy knitting projects that other people have done!
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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2005 09:58:59 PM »

Looks great!

Wow, I've crochetted blankets before... but never knitted.  Did you finish it in like long strips (and sewed it together)?
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