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Shandeh
11-28-2009, 06:41 PM
I can't believe I finished the Bernat Star Afghan! It took a solid two months of knitting to get it done. When I finished the knitting, I wove in the ends, then stuck the afghan in the washing machine for a cool rinse with fabric softener.

Then, I took it outside to display it on my car:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2567/4141994360_51b5b5494f.jpg

Next, I took it back inside to block it, but it was too large for my blocking board. So, I just pinned it on the wall. :teehee:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2579/4141994690_587f321a71.jpg

Slim
11-28-2009, 07:24 PM
Wow, that's spectacular! I can't imagine finishing such a large project -- I'm having trouble getting through a baby blanket. It really is pretty. What kind of yarn did you use?

WildMountainHoney
11-28-2009, 07:46 PM
Oh, neat! Love the pic on the car lol!

Jan in CA
11-28-2009, 07:52 PM
Great job on that! It's really cool!

mks22300
11-29-2009, 02:00 AM
Wow, it looks awesome!!

Shandeh
11-29-2009, 02:10 AM
Thank you all! :hug:
I'm so happy to be finished. :cheering:

What kind of yarn did you use?
I used Bernat Super Value yarn - the new, softer kind.
Here's the free pattern on the Bernat website:
(you have to log in to see it)
http://www.bernat.com/pattern.php?PID=4599

Oh, neat! Love the pic on the car lol!
:teehee: I wanted to get a photo outside in the sunlight, but didn't want to get the afghan dirty. My car was the only clean thing I could find! :roll:

etoilechaude
11-29-2009, 04:56 AM
Oh wow!!! I LOVE it! :o)

WandaT
11-29-2009, 10:59 AM
Wow! It turned out awesome!!!! Congrats!

ArtLady1981
11-29-2009, 04:14 PM
Great job! :thumbsup:

Oy! My hands and wrists ache for ya'! I remember how my hands felt when I had finally finished that log cabin blanket (the City Tweed one).

Shandeh
11-29-2009, 06:46 PM
My hands are still sore from it, Dollyce! :help:

I'm soooooo glad to move onto other knitting projects now.

ArtLady1981
11-29-2009, 07:37 PM
Oh yessss! I feel yer pain...and yer excitement to move on! :happydance:

tilllie
11-30-2009, 02:46 AM
Very nice job, I really like the colors you chose. I just downloaded this pattern this evening

Shandeh
11-30-2009, 06:35 AM
Good luck with your afghan, Tillie! :thumbsup:

The hardest part of the pattern was the increase stitch. I made a video of how to do it here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCb4COxa7vo

mwhite
11-30-2009, 09:10 AM
It's just fantastic, Sandy!!! Great job and love the colors....you will have a bit of "empty nest syndrome" feelings but will definitely whizz through any projects you do after this!!! :yay: :yay: :yay:

saracidaltendencies
11-30-2009, 02:42 PM
Holy cow!! It's beautiful...and HUGE!! Kudos to you for sticking with it!! :teehee:

AngieLanigan
11-30-2009, 02:51 PM
Wow! It's beautiful!

Shandeh
11-30-2009, 09:07 PM
Thank you all for the sweet encouragement! :muah: