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« on: September 18, 2014 02:33:18 PM »

I just finished my first Christmas gift for 2014! Yay!!

My oldest nephew (9 years old) just loves video games, and his mom (my SIL) told me at the last family dinner that he'd really like a Mario blanket.  In an effort to keep my title as the "Cool Aunt", this is what I made:



It's made up of 600 two-round granny squares, and 5 rounds of granny edging.  It used up about 3434 yards of yarn, mostly Caron Simply Soft, but the blue was an unnamed yarn that was similar to the CSS that came in 1lb bags.

I made this blanket adult sized because, well... let's just say, I'm 5'11" and I'm the second-shortest adult in my family.   I'm just hoping this blanket will last him until at least the teen years!

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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2014 03:07:51 PM »

This is so awesome. So many tails to weave in! The boy better know how much you love him.
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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2014 03:10:47 PM »

Thank you!

But it was only 1204 ends to weave in... no big deal. rofl
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2014 05:13:18 PM »

Wow, you are a super cool auntie for sure!  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2014 05:19:56 PM »

Well, I try. :-)   Thank you!
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« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2014 06:14:57 AM »

Awesome, awesome!! He's perfect!
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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2014 07:19:56 AM »

Thanks!

He's going to be hard to part with!
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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2014 01:46:01 AM »

That is awesome! I bet he will love it.
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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2014 06:21:58 AM »

Thanks!  I hope he does!
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