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Friday, March 18, 2011

Completion of the 2nd longest Work In Progress EVER


opal afghan This ghan has been in the works for far too long. For a friend at work. I blogged about here, but the short version is...I estimated yarn needed badly on this one. That doesn't happen often and by the time I realized it I was about 2/3 rd done. Soooooo, I had to frog it. Once that was done, I searched my stash for yarn that would blend and came up with the taupe you see on the 2 sides and in a the centers of several of the squares.
close up afghan border Here's a close up of the border which I liked and felt pulled the project all together nicely. In truth, I didn't care much for this ghan which was another problem in trying to get it done. I used a smaller hook then I would normally use for these stitches and yarn in order to make it nice and tight and warm. She doesn't like holes in her ghans.


Here's a close up of the squares again with a view of the boarder. She was very pleased with her ghan and once she got it placed on her sofa she skyped me so I could see it on her sofa. Gotta love technology. I had selected the yarn from colors in one of her sofa pillows. The design--circle in a square also comes from the design on her sofa pillow. It's a very large ghan, larger than I usually make; but was necessary I think to pull off the design and have the new color work.

11 comments:

  1. Stunning .. and huge! What a massive amount of work! I love the effect of the border. Really beautiful.

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  2. Thank you nursenikkiknits, appreciate it. It was huge and I feel such a since relief getting it finally done.

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  3. This is lovely....i'm still trying to learn to crochet...it is crochet right? well either way its very nice :-)

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  4. Wow, it's beautiful! I love the colors, so it's a good thing you ran out of yarn! LOL They go great together. Your coworker is going to love you forever for it!

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  5. You frogged 2/3rds of an afghan???! This is my horrified face. :0

    It looks nice, now, though. Sorry you didn't like working on it (Even aside from the frogging...)

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  6. It's very pretty. I'm glad you finished it!

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  7. Yeah, I would never have frogged it. I'd have used it for something else - lapghan or something, and started over with new yarn for the friend. Cos that would break my heart. But your finished product is beautiful!! What a lovely border you used. You are always so clever in your designs.

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  8. Your friend should be very happy with her blanket...you did a great job with the design and the finished item is gorgeous and very modern looking! I'm sure you are relieved that it's finally finished :)

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  9. So much work -- but so worth it! I think it really turned out lovely. And the border is great!

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  10. I totally love this ghan! I'd love to have one of those in my home!

    By the way, I updated the Duck Washcloth Pattern post to include some pictures and needle sizes. Check it out. =)

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  11. Thank you Anna, Sus, hakucho, Sandie P, Marushka, Unforth, Tami, and Littlecrafting corner, appreciate your visits and nice comments.

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