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« on: March 06, 2017 09:00:57 AM »

Well, after seeing anderlance's awesome Neon Lion afghan I knew I would have to try and make one for my son Michael.

So I purchased the pattern from Judy Calevro Masell's Ravelry store http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/neon-lion
at Christmas time.

I only had to buy three skeins of black yarn as the rest of the afghan I made using all my stash and left-over yarns.
So the colors are just whatever I had and I even used a couple of variegated yarns. I wasn't sure how that would turn out but I think it worked fine.



I used a size H cabled afghan hook. It's stitched using the afghan stitch with single crochet stitches for the border and a final double crochet shells stitch for the last border row to give it a framed appearance.

I did manage to take a couple of pictures during the making of it - even though it meant getting all the yarns tangled up while moving it to the floor for the shots).





The back shot that I took of it here was after I had already spent hours weaving in some of the ends. So, by the time this whole thing was done there were tons of more ends to weave in.

I can't wait to give it to Michael. I think he'll really like it.
It's an awesome pattern.
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2017 10:11:49 AM »

What a monumental project, it really is amazing.
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2017 10:45:19 AM »

Incredible!  And even more so because it's almost all from stash.  This rocks!  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2017 12:27:13 PM »

Wow Great job, Im almost tempted to try one myself, Almost. Since Im fairly certain if I did this would just join my growing stash of UFO's. I can't believe it only took a couple of months.
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2017 12:28:36 PM »

How beautiful!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2017 01:28:59 PM »

amazing! i love that you used your stash. all the different colors look fantastic.
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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2017 05:24:35 PM »

Beautiful!
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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2017 08:36:13 AM »

Incredible work! I hope you get a picture of your son's face when he sees it.
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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2017 11:32:32 AM »

WTG pesky pixie!!!  Don't you love how versatile this afghan can be?  I just love how you can pretty well use up all of your stash.  It is nice to see it done in the afghan stitch I sure hope you send a pic to Judy. Well done!!
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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2017 12:50:02 AM »

This is absolutely incredible.  You have set my brain ticking over now.... I have a project in mind
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