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ArtLady1981
01-22-2009, 01:58 PM
This started out following the Log Cabin arrangement called Moderne Baby Blanket by the Mason-Dixon gals. I had to tweak my logs due to yarn constraints. But, it used up a boatload of bulky weight yarns that had been in YARN JAIL since forever. I purchased new yarn for the black border.
Total dimensions: 46"x70" (long enough for a good nap!)
Yardage: 2,216 yds (bulky weights)
Needle: US11 (24" circs to start out and 32" circs at the end)

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dustinac
01-22-2009, 02:21 PM
:happydance: it looks great!

ritaw
01-22-2009, 02:24 PM
I Love it . The colours all blend in perfectly ! Lovely work :)

Debkcs
01-22-2009, 02:30 PM
That's really lovely! You should be a color designer for folks that are 'handicapped' in that area.

Congratulations on all the destashing.

Jan in CA
01-22-2009, 02:40 PM
That is gorgeous! :yay:

aprilbetty
01-22-2009, 03:33 PM
Beautiful! It would make a great play mat for a baby -- the colors are so bright and pretty. Did you weave in the ends as you went along?

LadyFirelyght
01-22-2009, 04:23 PM
Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing :D You always do everything so quick!

mwhite
01-22-2009, 06:14 PM
It's fantastic! Great use of bulky yarn and the colors work great!!!

GinnyG
01-22-2009, 06:52 PM
BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!

Marria
01-22-2009, 08:22 PM
Beautiful and very cozy I bet? How much do you think it weighs? :)

mks22300
01-22-2009, 08:28 PM
So bright and cheerful! :)

ArtLady1981
01-22-2009, 11:20 PM
Beautiful and very cozy I bet? How much do you think it weighs? :)

Not much really! It is a loosey-goosey gauge! :happydance:

ArtLady1981
01-22-2009, 11:35 PM
Beautiful! It would make a great play mat for a baby -- the colors are so bright and pretty. Did you weave in the ends as you went along?

I sure did! I 'take my medicine' as I go along, on all projects, not just this one! Oh how tedious it is to weave in ends ALL AT THE END! :teehee:

You know, it really would be nice for a baby-on-the-floor mat!
Really nice idea, however, my baby days are long gone...and all my daughters and daughters-in-law have 'closed up shop'.

I'm now waiting for my 22 yr old granddaughter to open up shop! But first she has to graduate college, get married, and her biological clock has to GONG!

Good news though, she's engaged to a Hispanic young man, who's also in college, and I think he's a 'keeper'. It's serious, and we all love him. Hispanic men are usually thumbs up for having children! Oh, and his family adores her, too! :happydance:

Here she is:
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This is her beloved Jose.
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She was my first grandbaby, and she was the only grandbaby for about 10 years. Then the other children started kicking in, and now we have a total of 10 grands, ages 3-12!

The first grandbaby is always special. :heart:

lelvsdgs
01-22-2009, 11:47 PM
You can't be old enough to have a 22 year old Granddaughter!!!:passedout:
She is beautiful just like her grandma!

Slim
01-23-2009, 08:19 AM
Wow, it's great! The colors are so vibrant, and I love that pattern. It looks so cozy.

WandaT
01-23-2009, 08:30 AM
Gorgeous! Love the fun colors! You sure are having fun with that pattern! :)

margz3
01-23-2009, 10:44 AM
It's beautiful! Your granddaughter is very pretty - they make a lovely looking couple! I'm sure they will make beautiful children together ;)

sakura-panda
01-23-2009, 10:49 AM
That blanket is gorgeous! I love that mix of colors! :inlove:

auburnchick
01-23-2009, 11:54 AM
Artlady,

Wow!

Between your knitted and living works of art (i.e. children and grandchildren), you are just amazing! God has certainly smiled down on you.

:passedout:

The blanket is gorgeous as is your granddaughter.

:hug:

Dimpledapple
01-23-2009, 01:50 PM
Beautiful blanket and granddaughter!! Evocative of Mondrian's art -- the blanket, not the granddaughter ;)