View Full Version : My first blanket!

08-16-2006, 09:40 PM
My best friend is getting married in a month - so I decided to knit her an afgan for her wedding gift! I'm so tickled with it! I keep showing it to everyone who walks in my house.

Just one of those "I rock" moments.

08-16-2006, 09:41 PM
Ok, so I can make a blanket, but I can't post a picture. Whatever... I still rock.

Jan in CA
08-16-2006, 10:04 PM
:?? Maybe it was the wrong size? It has be 500 pixels or smaller horizontally and 256 kb or less.

08-16-2006, 10:51 PM
try posting the pic again, I'd love to see it.

08-17-2006, 12:41 PM
Yes, Please try againl....we really wanna see it!

08-17-2006, 01:09 PM
ok.. please repost... go to resize2mail.com.... (i had trouble the first time i tried posting cause everything was too big)

i've never knit a blanket, it seems just a daunting task (and a HUGE commitment which apparently i have issues with)... so please, i'd love to see your first blanket! (i need the inspiration)

08-17-2006, 04:09 PM
Thanks for the support and website... lets try this again....

08-17-2006, 04:13 PM
It worked! That's a great website!

The blanket was SO easy. Here's the link to the pattern:


08-17-2006, 04:41 PM
awww its beautiful! :cheering:

blankets are such a large task, im in aweof anyone who completes one. ill be working on mine forever, it seems.

08-17-2006, 04:45 PM
I'm telling you guys - this one is SO easy and quick. I just sat down and knit 6 rows (the pattern was just a repeat of 6 rows) each night. I was done in about a month - it would have been done quicker but the Blanket was wool and I don't have AC and it's been in the 90s in our house. Not fun.

Denise in Michigan
08-17-2006, 04:46 PM

08-18-2006, 12:10 AM
I just starting making this blanket for my dad yesterday! Yours looks great.

08-18-2006, 08:38 AM
ok.... that's all the inspiration i needed.... what an AWESOME blanket... and as a bride to be i can tell you, i'd be absolutely TOUCHED if i were to receive a hand-knitted blanket.... what a WONDERFUL GIFT!!! and you did a kick@ss job!!!


08-18-2006, 08:43 AM
So pretty!

08-18-2006, 09:52 AM
Worth the wait! Very nice!

08-18-2006, 11:47 PM
Very lovely!!! Man I am going to have to get a move on one for me!!

08-18-2006, 11:54 PM
Oh, wow, how gorgeous. She's going to be thrilled when she opens your gift.

And yes...you do Rock!! :rofl:

08-19-2006, 07:16 PM
That's beautiful! How many skeins of yarns did you use? The pattern is on the list for my next project - it will be a Christmas gift for our friend.

08-19-2006, 08:26 PM
Eight skeins... I think the blanket uses just over 7 and then the fringe is the rest. Though... now that I think of it - it may have been nine skeins.

08-19-2006, 08:27 PM

08-20-2006, 11:02 PM
Yours looks awesome! I tried the crochet version of that pattern last summer for my cousin's wedding gift. I finished it the morning of the wedding and was folding it up to wrap it when I discovered that the top was about a foot wider than the bottom... :hair: I ripped it out and am making the Fisherman's Shrug from the Lion Brand site. Oh well, my cousin-in-law doesn't do wool anyway.

08-22-2006, 04:06 PM
That is fabulous!! I love the colour as well!!! :cheering: