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Jints
03-27-2008, 11:37 PM
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After hibernating for some time its Finally finished.
This originally started as 'Soften your Mornings Afghan' free pattern from Caron.com. But It's been heavily modified.
It has a different stitch on each block and was worked in 5 long panels with an added crochet border.
I used 2 strands of budget DK Acrylic yarn but, now that its all done, I wish i'd used a better wool yarn instead.
Regardless, I Enjoyed doing this one and am very happy with the result.

newamy
03-27-2008, 11:50 PM
Oh, that's cute. I love the castle in the corner.

Jan in CA
03-28-2008, 12:19 AM
That is just beautiful!

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Karina
03-28-2008, 04:03 AM
I love the colours. looks great. what size it it?

Jints
03-28-2008, 04:57 AM
I love the colours. looks great. what size it it?
Thanks.
It ended up at 62 x 56 inches.

Karina
03-28-2008, 05:14 AM
is this a free pattern and do you have the link Thanks

sue in canada
03-28-2008, 08:17 AM
That is beautiful. Nice work.

Jen17
03-28-2008, 08:29 AM
Wow, that is beautiful and I love the colors! That is something to treasure!

WandaT
03-28-2008, 08:31 AM
Oh my! It's stunning!!!! Great job!

dustinac
03-28-2008, 10:05 AM
:inlove: so pretty!!

Jaxhil
03-28-2008, 11:53 AM
That's pretty! And looks very well done-nice job!

dip's mom
03-28-2008, 12:29 PM
Your afghan is lovely -- samplers are a great idea. You get to try out alot of different patterns and it would keep the interest level high.

Jints
03-28-2008, 03:31 PM
Thank you all for you lovely comments.
is this a free pattern and do you have the link Thanks
http://www.caron.com/projects/br/soften_your_mornings.html
It is this "soften your mornings Afghan' but I made quite a few changes.
2 colours instead of 5,
changed the border to all round crochet edge,
Pattern had repeated 10 stitch blocks but i changed a lot. took out 6 original and added about 16 new ones.

evona
03-28-2008, 06:27 PM
That is so gorgeous! :inlove: :inlove: all those different patterns inspire me to get started on my next block for my Afghan Block a month KAL :^)

MAmaDawn
03-28-2008, 07:12 PM
Great knitting! LOVE the castle!

mwhite
03-28-2008, 07:28 PM
Love it, Jints! You're so creative and I'm a big fan of Sampler type afghans so this one will be in my favorites! Thanks for the pattern link!Mary

luvtoknit
03-29-2008, 12:04 AM
I really like your afghan and the colors. I like doing sampler ones, I just started doing one, first one for knitting. I've done some crocheted ones.

Linda

Jints
03-29-2008, 01:17 AM
Yes I'm definitely a Sampler lover now. I'm sure this won't be my last one.
Its such a great way to try out all those interesting stitch patterns one comes across but can't think of ways to use otherwise.

nonny2t
03-29-2008, 07:37 AM
It is just beautiful!:inlove:

boo1
03-29-2008, 09:25 AM
:yay:

kayrun
03-29-2008, 11:10 AM
That's pretty! And looks very well done-nice job!

I agree!
WOW!
I cannot imagine finishing such a large project!!
Kudos! :woohoo:
Karen G
in GA

Pjusken
03-29-2008, 10:42 PM
Oh my I simply adore the colours! Wonderful!

happyfingers
04-04-2008, 08:30 AM
:yay: :yay: :yay: very nice work

ekgheiy
04-04-2008, 08:57 AM
It looks fantastic!!! Great Job!

I'm curious - why do you wish you had used wool yarn?

Mariblue
04-04-2008, 11:40 AM
That's beautiful! I love the stitch patterns in it-and the castle is just adorable! Is the castle block in the pattern? If so, what number block is it? I read through the pattern, but didn't see it (could be I read through to quickly).
A little sampler afghan with that castle would be perfect for my daughter.
Well done! :cheering:

Jints
04-04-2008, 04:02 PM
Thanks guys.

I'm curious - why do you wish you had used wool yarn?

I'm just not a great fan of acrylic. But I found a super bargain at the LYS and the budget for wool wasn't there at the time. If i'd imagined for a second the blanket would turn out that good i'd have spent more $ and got wool, which I much prefer.


Is the castle block in the pattern?

No, its one of the many I changed. It was part of a pattern in one of my old 1970's craft books I've always wanted to try. I'm happy to scan the pattern I have if you wish, as I can't see any copyright's on this publication.
but I see it can be found in one of the Walker Stitch Treasury books. http://thewalkertreasury.wordpress.com/2007/02/19/the-gingerbread-castle/

Mariblue
04-04-2008, 05:07 PM
but I see it can be found in one of the Walker Stitch Treasury books. http://thewalkertreasury.wordpress.com/2007/02/19/the-gingerbread-castle/
Ok, thanks! I can get that book from my library!

historienne
04-04-2008, 09:59 PM
wow...you're inspiring me to try a sampler afghan of my own! i think it may have to wait until i've got less than 4 projects OTN.

beautiful job!

mwedzi
04-06-2008, 05:48 PM
Oh man, I totally wanna snuggle under that. And I could look at all the squares while I'm underneath. I love it, I want one. But I don't have the sticktuitiveness. Excellent.:inlove:

monzogary
04-07-2008, 05:37 PM
That is really pretty! Patchwork type blankets are fun to work on, at least I think so.

mdog182
04-07-2008, 05:43 PM
that is absolutely stunning! good job!

ArtLady1981
04-09-2008, 09:41 PM
Talk about CLASSY! Yup, this afghan is absolutely C-L-A-S-S-Y!

Wonderful work! Be Proud!