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countrymama
11-05-2011, 03:00 PM
I'm working on a gift for my Mom. It's not a Christmas gift really but it would be nice to get it done in time..it's actually a "just because I love you" gift. I've never made anything that wasn't food and given it to someone so this is a big deal..on a few levels. It's a fairly big throw and I kept it simple to match her taste in a light green to match her decor. Not sure how much she'll use it living on the coast but that's not too important. I'm only three rows into the pattern but when it's done it'll look like this. What do you think? http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6039/6316053782_460d8840ea_m.jpg
She lives in another state so keeping a secret is easy. She thinks I'm making pot holders..I even sent her pics of my practice squares to fool her further. I want it to be a true surprise..not even telling her when I mail it.;)

Jan in CA
11-05-2011, 04:04 PM
I think she'll love it! :thumbsup:

nonny2t
11-05-2011, 04:50 PM
I think it is lovely. I know I have a pattern somewhere I used to make pillows with a similar pattern and they were really easy to do so good luck with it. What color are you going to make it??? Looking forward to seeing it finished.

countrymama
11-05-2011, 05:47 PM
I think it is lovely. I know I have a pattern somewhere I used to make pillows with a similar pattern and they were really easy to do so good luck with it. What color are you going to make it??? Looking forward to seeing it finished.

This color-http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6105/6315840467_bcb4f5a1e2_m.jpg

MrsPilgrim
11-05-2011, 07:14 PM
Thats a really nice laprug Country Mama, I would love that on my lap on a cold winter day. Is that a bought pattern? I've been looking for a lap rug pattern to knit with my boucle wool and that pattern, I think, would come up nicely with this yarn.

countrymama
11-05-2011, 08:20 PM
Thats a really nice laprug Country Mama, I would love that on my lap on a cold winter day. Is that a bought pattern? I've been looking for a lap rug pattern to knit with my boucle wool and that pattern, I think, would come up nicely with this yarn.

Yes, I bought it for a whole $5:cheering: at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/off-the-grid-throw
According to the creator:
"Skills Required: knit and purl- easy peasy!
Sizes: one size
Finished Measurements: 55 x 44in (140 x 112cm), blocked
Materials:

* yarn: worsted weight, 1650 yards
* needles: US size 9 (5.5mm) 24 inch circular needle
* notions: darning needle

Gauge: 8.5 sts and 11 rows in a 2 inch (5cm) stockinette square"

MrsPilgrim
11-05-2011, 09:29 PM
Cheers little ears, I've added it to my queue. :thumbsup:

salmonmac
11-06-2011, 06:26 AM
That will be a wonderful gift! It's a lovely pattern. Looking forward to a picture of your finished project.

ArtLady1981
11-06-2011, 01:55 PM
I love the pattern! Nice choice!

nonny2t
11-07-2011, 07:56 AM
This color-http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6105/6315840467_bcb4f5a1e2_m.jpg

Oooh, lovely color too. She is going to love it! :inlove:

Antares
11-08-2011, 11:29 PM
Wow! That's quite a project. It's beautifully designed and so simple. I hope you do get it done by Christmas!