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« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2005 12:29:00 PM »

Xanthia, your blanket beginning just inspired me to pick my BBBB back up.  I haven't worked on it for a couple of months, despite the fact that it's about 3/4 done.  It's just such a pain to tote around with me. 

It was at one time intended for my fiance's unborn neice, (who's now 7 months old, ::cough:Smiley, but since it's my first big project I think I'll just keep it for myself.   Smiley

I told Jordon (the fiance) that we need to pop out a baby girl just so I can put my masterpiece to work, lol!  Needless to say, he wasn't amused. 

Keep me updated!  I'll post mine soon.
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« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2005 02:15:39 PM »



Things I learned:

1. The pattern calls for blocking it to the size. When using acrylic, add the extra inches so that it becomes a square right off, not a rectangle.

2. Never use homespun if you care about colour variation. I hate the striping, but at least I got lucky and its even.

3. Yes, a baby blanket can be done quickly. This one: 11 days. That was with a few days off and 1-2 row days.
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« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2005 02:49:29 PM »

Xanthia, your blanket is beautiful!! I wish I could knit that fast.  Here's what I have so far.



I wish the pic. turned out better, it's hard to see all of the wonderful texture and fine detail.  Oh well.  As you can see, I have a bunch of balls of yarn to the side.  This thing is such a pain for me to finish, because I'm doing the inartia, PLUS knitting with two strands held together.  Eek!

Thanks again for the motivation to keep plugging away on this, and thanks for the "what I've learned"s.

One last time, I love your blanket, the lavendar is so beautiful, and just in time for spring!

By the way, who's the recipient of this lovely creation?
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« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2005 05:38:54 PM »

I love the contrast on the pink and white! The blanket is for one of my good friends who is due in May Smiley I'm sure she'll like it!
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« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2005 09:59:10 AM »

Hey all!  I just started the BBBB yesterday for a friend who is having a baby boy in august.  I'm using Lion Brand Baby Spun, in purple and green, using one strand of each held together.  It looks pretty cool so far!  I'll post pics later!
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« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2005 01:42:37 PM »

Ok, here's a pic of my BBBB... only a few rows done so far, but I think it looks nice.  I hope the colors are ok for a boy!
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« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2005 06:41:02 PM »

slimissaw,  Those colors are gorgeous! Perfect for a boy!  And really how did those gender colors start?!! Cannot wait to see all the finished projects!
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« Reply #27 on: May 30, 2005 04:32:35 PM »

All the blankets are lovely! Smiley
Slimshaw, I love the colors you've chosen. 
I started a blanket last night- in Victorian Rose & Raspberry Caron Simply Soft.  I only have about 2 inches finished, but I like the way it looks so far. 
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« Reply #28 on: June 29, 2005 01:29:53 PM »

I've been working on a BBBB in KnitPicks Shine (2 strands held tog), and I love it! I'm doing it in cherry red- it's so pretty! I'm going to do a second one in the same color for another friend who is having a baby-- I'm going to order the yarn when I'm closer to finishing the current one.
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« Reply #29 on: June 29, 2005 01:39:55 PM »

I started this thread a long time ago, and never finished my blanket (it was going to be 4 blankets seamed together to make a throw blanket). Now my brother and sis in law are having a baby, I think I'll pick it up again and finish (just one) for them. (My brother especially will love the yarn it's in.
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