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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A Day at the Beach

A Day at the Beach is the name I've chosen for this afghan. A bigger name then usual, particularly for a smaller afghan, lol. I love these colors together, bright and cheery. The gold makes me think hot sun, the shades of aqua make me think water, and the variegated colors make me think beach and bathing suits. There are only 16 squares here, just under 7 inches prior to the edging. Edging added about 2 inches a square. Once joined, my plan is to do a few rows of boarder to increase a bit more. I rarely use white in afghans, for the dirt factor; but this white seemed to work. It's not white white, and it's not ivory/offwhite. It's called Winter White. Some one donated it awhile back. I reviewed by stash and felt I had enough of this...on my second 8 oz skein. Somewhere in the back of my mind, I remember doing a afghan that had this variegated yarn. I'm hoping I have enough left in my stash to do at least a row in the border. Playing through. As always, this afghan will be donated through Bridge and Beyond for Project, "Welcome Home."

Many thanks for the help in the comments of the previous post (year of project post) regarding my substituting yarn. I appreciate the brain power. I've gone back to the drawing board on that project....I really like the yarn I bought, and am going to look a bit more for patterns that use the DK weight, and or review the original pattern to see if it makes more sense the 2nd or 3rd time I read it.

**Question, would like to have a page with thumbnails of all the afghans, either here or on Bridge and Beyond, or both...how does one go about posting thumbnails on the blog that can be clicked to enlarge/and or go to the blog post regarding said item?**

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16 comments:

  1. Thanks for checking on me. I had the WIP Wednesdays post done, but forgot to schedule the post time. It's up now if you'd still like to join in.

    I love your squares. So bright and cheery!

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  2. I really love your day at the beach ghan and it describes the colours to a t. I really loved your blue jazz ghan as well. As always wonderful pieces.

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  3. Another pretty afghan! And I think the name suits it perfectly - even if it's a little long. Who cares?? Gorgeous colors!!

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  4. Great colors! Wish I was at the beach right now! I can't answer your question; hope you get an answer soon.

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  5. I'm playing "Sandy" today, edging squares to be joined together. heh I have a blogger page where I put my discover photos. I imagine you could just use the "small" option and it would click through to the larger one. I'm not sure about the link, but I think you could put a link at the very least in the comment under the photo. Another option might be to use Flickr if you have an account or want to create one. Or another picture saving place. Tumblr is also an option.

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  6. You have such a knack for naming these afghans. This will be beautiful when completed.

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  7. Love your colors Sandy, and I think the name is PERFECT!.. Hope you're enjoying these first beautiful days of Spring! ((hugs)) ~tina

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  8. Hi again! (0; In response to your question about music, I just go to the following link:

    http://www.mixpod.com/

    I log in, pick out my music, pick out what I want my player to look like.. (Take a look at mine, because some of the little players won't play ALL the songs/videos.) Then I just click save, and it's your basic HTML widget, much like you add other things to your right side bar/bottom of your blog. Hope that helps, but if you have any other questions, I'll be glad to answer them if I can!... We just got back from walking the dog, and it is absolutely GORGEOUS out today!!! Hope you're enjoying it too! ~tina

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  9. That is one cheerful blanket. Makes you feel warm just looking at it :)

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  10. I clicked on your testing...no page found. your colors are beachy with me...hardy har har....it is a perfect name for your ghan.

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  11. Such sunny yellows are perfect with those sky and water blues! This is going to be lovely.

    As for the how tos, I know there are photo gallery templates available for blogger. Most of the collage software creates a flat single image. You can also get Blogger gadgets to create slideshows from a Flickr or Picasa album.

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  12. Another lovely blanket and the perfect name! :)
    xxxx

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  13. I love the blanket. I think the name you've chosen is perfect for it! :)

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  14. Coffee in the morning fresh air outside listening to the birds is one of my favorite things. You are right..they don't know what they are missing..the aroma of springtime, and the beauty of the colors, the buds popping and changing over the course of the day..I'm not so much a tv person, haven't been for years. This puter is my thing, I probably spend more time here then I should. Working on that. have a beautiful w/e.

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  15. Such an appropriate name for your afghan--it truly does remind me of a day at the beach--once again, someone will be receiving a special gift in this!
    *smiles*

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  16. Thank you all for your visits and your kind comments, I appreciate them all. Thanks also Beansieleigh for the extra info on the music question I asked. I'll have to give it a try and let you know how it works out.

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