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« on: March 12, 2008 08:00:02 AM »

I started this blanket in 1996. I loved the rainbow tye dye looking yarn I chose. back THEN. I was learning to crochet then. Almost 12 yrs, and an art degree later... I've finally finished this afghan. Over the past 11 or so years every time I would try quitting smoking I'd crochet a little... there's um, even a few rows I knitted! lol. I tried my hand a knitting for a very very brief time. I don't like it. Two needles. WHOAH. Anyway, I was determined to finish it. Its got mistakes all over, The bottom is I think I different stitch! I picked it up back in December & have been working on it here & there since. I added the color panels b/c I didn't think it would be big enough w/o them (I was right) The bottom where my stitches were different, and more loose, is bigger. Its freakin' ugly. But I'm so proud. I finished a project that I thought I would never ever finish! Next is the quilt I started in 1999... ha! Thanks for looking!


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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2008 08:27:55 AM »

Good for you, this is awesome!  I have a few projects like that too XD do not dispair we shall finish all our projects one day!

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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2008 09:01:22 AM »

I have a "I just learned to crochet" afghan too... it's WAAAAY too big... and it's about 60% finished after 3 years. Right now it's collecting dust. When I finally do finish it, it's going to need a good washing....

Great job and what an awesome moment when you weaved in that last end, I'm sure. Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2008 10:38:59 AM »

congratulations for finishing this!!

also, i kinda like the colors.  i'm all for busy/rainbowy/etc.
i would actually buy a blanket like this on purpose, so don't underestimate your past taste...

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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2008 12:34:40 PM »

you've given me and all the other "interrupted crafters" inspiration...thanks!
and as far as "ugly" goes....I think I can beat you on that one with a similar project...yet to be completed:) good luck with the quilt!

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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2008 04:44:04 PM »

I love your finished work of art!!  I love the way you have added the patches of different color. Well done!! All great works of art take time to complete!!
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2008 06:56:55 AM »

 Grin Thanks everyone! Yeah I hope I inspired everyone to finish up those projects that have been lying around for quite some time. I am famous for starting 80 different projects & completing like 3. lol. I didn't start that quilt, but I did go to the fabric store & purchase some supplies for 3 more projects! I got inspired by other "craftsters" to start a bag project, that will at least lead to dragging out the sewing machine.... thanks also to those of you who said you liked my color scheme. My friends told me they liked it too- so I guess its not as ugly as I thought Grin Have a great day everyone!!! <3

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