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GrandmaLori
03-18-2008, 11:37 PM
Here is my finished project, the blanket took a LONG TIME. (I made a few goofs and had to undo them) It's from a Debbie Bliss book.

Knit4Pie
03-18-2008, 11:50 PM
That is really pretty!

Debkcs
03-19-2008, 01:22 AM
Lori, what a beautiful labor of love. It looks wonderful.

Karina
03-19-2008, 06:02 AM
That is a beautiful blanket. Did you use Debbie Bliss yarn. Your Grand-baby will love snuggling up in it.

WandaT
03-19-2008, 06:13 AM
Wow! Incredible. I bet it did take a long time to do! GREAT job!

sue in canada
03-19-2008, 08:18 AM
That is beautiful. Great work.

maniago
03-19-2008, 08:35 AM
That is simply gorgeous

Jaxhil
03-19-2008, 08:44 AM
Beautiful!! Looks like a lotta work, too-very nice! :thumbsup:

dustinac
03-19-2008, 08:54 AM
:inlove: so pretty...you did a wonderful job!

GinnyG
03-19-2008, 09:07 AM
BEAUTIFUL!

merryknitter
03-19-2008, 09:21 AM
It is just beautiful! What yarn did you use? Was it a hard knit? I might just have to get that pattern!

wingem
03-19-2008, 09:31 AM
Oh my goodness, that is beautiful! I would love to try to make that! Can you tell me what Debbie Bliss book the pattern is in? I would like to order the book today.

GrandmaLori
03-19-2008, 09:47 AM
Thanks, everyone. :muah: I made it from Lion Brand Woolease. The pattern asked for Debbie Bliss wool/cotton. I think the woolease is thicker, the project turned out a little bigger than the pattern said. (A testament to what gauge does).
The book is called Debbie Bliss The Baby Knits Book.
It's a long pattern, but not really complicated. The entire design is accomplished using yarn-over, k2 tog, or slip knit PSSO. It's just hard to stay in exactly the right place. I used a magnetic chart holder, and after each purl row, I took time to go back along and check each block for mistakes.
The last thing, for the border, on the sides it says to pick up 227 stitches. That was too many, it made the border lumpy. So I picked up 211 on the second side, and I wish I had gone even smaller. This difference I'm sure is caused by the fact that I used yarn of a different weight than recommended. It doesn't quite lie flat, but I'm not going to re-do those 2 borders. THey're ok.
Today I'm letting my wrists rest, and cleaning the house!:woot:

astonh
03-19-2008, 10:14 AM
Gorgeous work!

Stonington
03-19-2008, 10:48 AM
Here is my finished project, the blanket took a LONG TIME. (I made a few goofs and had to undo them) It's from a Debbie Bliss book.
Very Nice! :cheering:
anne
sebago, me

dreamsherl
03-19-2008, 10:56 AM
Exquisite. http://www.addemoticons.com/emoticon/cute2/AddEmoticons12816.gif

wildirish
03-19-2008, 11:14 AM
That is beautiful! I love baby blankets!!!!!!:inlove:

GiddyKnitter
03-19-2008, 11:22 AM
Very very pretty well done x

mdog182
03-19-2008, 11:46 AM
wow, that looks like a LOT of work!!! it came out great!

ritaw
03-19-2008, 12:32 PM
Lovely work :)

Gina V
03-19-2008, 07:55 PM
WOW! That is so pretty! Nicely done!

Jen17
03-20-2008, 12:02 AM
what a nice treasure and keepsake that will be for your grandchild! Just beautiful!

Jen:knitting:

Maria2009
03-20-2008, 07:24 AM
Beautful:)

Giulietta
03-21-2008, 09:08 AM
Congratulations, Grandma Lori! Your blanket is beautiful, and the pattern exquisite.
Giulietta (from Montreal)

auburnchick
03-21-2008, 09:09 AM
Stunning!

:passedout:

mks22300
03-21-2008, 11:28 AM
Wow! :inlove:

HollyP
03-21-2008, 11:51 AM
Your grand baby will definitely know it is loved wrapped in such a special blanket! It is amazingly beautiful!!

Knit4Fun
03-21-2008, 10:56 PM
That is simply stunning!!! :inlove:

ah
03-23-2008, 09:11 PM
So sweet!

knit2btied
03-23-2008, 09:48 PM
What a VERY pretty blanket!

CognizantAmiga
03-24-2008, 12:14 PM
WOW! That is really neat! That will be a great blanket for a long time. So pretty!

Suziblues
03-25-2008, 02:01 PM
Hi,
You've done such a beautiful job on the blanket. I have that book also and I've been thinking about knitting that blanket for my grand baby to-be.
I was just wondering, did you do the middle first, then pick up stitches for the borders last?
BEAUTIFUL JOB! :thumbsup:
luv,sue

GrandmaLori
03-25-2008, 02:32 PM
Hi,
You've done such a beautiful job on the blanket. I have that book also and I've been thinking about knitting that blanket for my grand baby to-be.
I was just wondering, did you do the middle first, then pick up stitches for the borders last?
BEAUTIFUL JOB! :thumbsup:
luv,sue
I cast on, and knit the lower border first, then picked up stitches and knit the body, continuing directly into the top border without binding off. Lastly, I picked up stitches and did the side borders. I felt like the number of stitches for the side borders was too many, it doesn't lie flat, but I used a worsted weight yarn, and the yarn it recommends is fingering weight. I'm sure that made a difference.

MerigoldinWA
03-25-2008, 04:57 PM
Wow, that is wonderful!!

mwedzi
03-25-2008, 05:32 PM
Oh my goodness, that is lovely and must have taken a lot of work and :heart:

ArtLady1981
03-27-2008, 01:00 AM
An absolute WORK OF ART! A real treasure! Classy, too!