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« Reply #120 on: March 15, 2007 05:32:30 PM »

thanks. i dont know if i like it yet...i mean i do..its cute..but i wouldnt go pick them colors (someone gave me all this yarn) if i was making this blanket by picking out yarn. i want to do one after this in black and white and maybe a few with red hearts too...
and then a skull one thats black red and dark purple

« Reply #121 on: March 28, 2007 01:33:34 PM »

More progress on the Hexaghan!

I think I have 44 hex's now, and still another 20 or so to join. I'm still working it in stages - making 30 hex's, edging them, then joining them, repeat. I'll be done just in time for steamy, humid July!

There are some problems - some buckling's happening. Not all on the hexs come out the same size because of all the different weight yarns I'm using. I'm hoping when they are all together with a good edging, they'll flatten out. And a solid blocking. (Maybe I should block each hex as I go? Ug. Another step!)

Here's the blanket...

And again...

Close ups of some of my favorites...

Yay! Onward!
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« Reply #122 on: March 28, 2007 01:50:17 PM »

your blankets are all looking great!!!!  this is really inspiring!  i'm totally in on this project . . . but its going to be a back-burner one for me (ie: maybe i'll have it done sometime in the next three years! Cheesy).  I think i'm going to get started using a hexagon theme and black edging.

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« Reply #123 on: March 28, 2007 03:02:56 PM »

Thats some really gorgeous crochet work you have there staysha.  Can't wait to see the whole thing pulled together.

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« Reply #124 on: March 31, 2007 06:22:38 PM »

STAYSHA! Your blanket is beautiful!! It's downright hypnotic. Like, I feel like if I napped on the couch with it, I might have dreams that foretell the future or something.

The way you've done the borders pulls the whole thing together and really makes the color changes in each one pop.

If you're having trouble with size differences -- if they're different enough, maybe you could compensate by doing an extra row of slip or sc sts on the edgeing to compensate for smaller panels -- and size down the edgeing for larger ones??

Anyhow, keep up the good work. Can't wait to see it done.

Ooo, I'd love to see one done to look like a honeycomb!
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« Reply #125 on: April 03, 2007 01:17:04 PM »

i started a scrap yarn blanket 2 days ago  (pics coming soon=] )
and im making mine a circle
that just keeps getting better
mines more a stash buster than scraps though =]
« Reply #126 on: April 04, 2007 09:59:35 AM »

Thanks for your kind words!  I can't wait to see it done too! Hopefully, I'll have some more progress to post soon...the weatehr has been cold and rainy so it's excellent crochet weather.

It is a little psychedelic...I didn't really notice that before. I have a few hex's with this nuclear, neon pink. I may try to use it a bit more sparingly Wink

Looking forward to seeing other blankets!
« Reply #127 on: April 20, 2007 07:01:22 AM »

So many neat ideas!  Everyone's projects look awesome!

jloveg, have you made more progress on your "ugly" blanket?  I would love to see it.  I'm going to do something similar.  About a year ago, I found a bin of Homespun at Walmart for $0.50 a skien.  So, of course, I bought it all.  Now I have a mixture of 5 or 6 colors that don't really go together.  Now, I'm tired of looking at the pile of softness, and my boyfriend keeps wanting me to make him something with it.  So, I'm going to make an ugly blanket too.   Grin

On a related note, my grandmother made ugly quilts.  Using whatever scraps of material that they had (they were very poor), she stitched together numerous quilts.  She used patches of everything from flour sacks to worn out denim overalls...just whatever.  The "batting" inside was simply old quilts or worn blankets...when something needed to be replaced, she simply refurbished it.  It was for utility, not beauty; nothing went to waste.  She passed away almost a year ago, and those quilts have found loving homes among various family members, myself included.  They may be ugly, but they are a great reminder to "make do with what you have".   Smiley  I love those ugly quilts.

I have a lot of Lion Brand Homespun that I'd love to trade for something else!

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« Reply #128 on: April 20, 2007 11:32:40 AM »

this is great! I have a ton of left over scrap yarn I need to get rid of so I'll be making a few  smaller ones (and mabey a larger one?) to donate to the Binky Patrol (gives any kind of handmade blanket to people of all ages who have nothing) at my local quilt shop. Woo hoo.

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« Reply #129 on: April 20, 2007 08:34:23 PM »

jloveg, I'm doing something similar like your blanket, except I'm saving a bit of the agony and doing the whole thing in Tunisian crochet. I really like the tunisian simple stitch and doing the lot with a huge hook (9mm), There should be some picks in my flickr or it. I'm nearly finished the third strip out of about 6 strips for a queen bed, and always using at least 2 yarns at a time... I never knew I had so much yarn!

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/450000718/" title="Photo Sharing"><img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/190/450000718_78b431bcab.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt="I have no life - aka so much done in under a week!" /></a>

Here is a photo from about 2 weeks ago, and I'm so much further than that.

Keep going guys! I'm loving the progress!


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