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06-27-2009, 11:42 AM
Have never posted any FOs but wanted to show the lace afghan I took forever finishing. Have others and will post now that I think I figured out how to attach pictures. Whew, this was something huge for me as a beginner to take on but I learned a lot about knitting with this.

06-27-2009, 12:46 PM
I do love that. How long did it take you to do?

06-27-2009, 12:54 PM
Honestly, I don't know because I was working on several other projects at the same time. Also, I used alpaca yarn instead of the suggested yarn and I think it took longer because my yarn was thinner? I really wanted it as a keepsake not to use for warmth or anything. Thanks for looking at it. I will make it again but use the yarn they suggest the next time.

Jan in CA
06-27-2009, 01:27 PM
I deleted your other post. If you need to change the title, go to the first post in your original thread, click edit, then advanced edit and you can fix it. Here's the info you had in your post.

Sorry wrong title, also did not say where the patern came from,
Five Big Needle Afghans. How they all this a "weekend project" is beyond me.

Oh and it's a beautiful afghan! :inlove:

06-27-2009, 02:32 PM
Gorgeous afghan :inlove:

06-27-2009, 02:49 PM
That is amazing!!! You did an awesome job!!:cheering:

06-27-2009, 03:26 PM
Thanks everyone!

06-27-2009, 04:13 PM
It's absolutely beautiful! I can't believe you're a beginning knitter -- your work is lovely.

06-27-2009, 05:54 PM
This is truly a work of art! You should be very very proud of it!

06-27-2009, 06:29 PM
Wow, I am so happy all you wonderful accomplished knitters think it is as good as I did. I wish I had a better picture to show how big it actually is. It measures 58 x 60. I do have to say, I really learned how important a lifelife is with lace patterns. I am working on a baby afghan now with a lace pattern. I find I really like doing that sort of knitting but i need to take the jump and maybe try sweaters some time. Again, thank all of you for the wonderful compliments.

06-28-2009, 07:27 AM
superbbbbbbbbbbb afghan

06-28-2009, 04:26 PM
A real 'family heirloom' peice of work. Lovely!

06-28-2009, 07:57 PM
Oh, how lovely!!! I'm so glad you figured out how to post pictures! What a treat to see!!

06-29-2009, 07:58 AM
Thank you every one for all the compliments! My newly married daughter thinks she should be able to have this afghan now. Told her I would like to enjoy looking at it myself for a while before passing it along. Ha!

06-29-2009, 09:25 AM
Wow! I think it's awesome!!! What an intricate project to tackle - especially as a new knitter! Congrats on a fabulous job!

06-29-2009, 11:46 AM
It's very lovely - I am duly impressed! :thumbsup:

gotta knit
06-29-2009, 12:34 PM
Me too!

How beautiful.

06-29-2009, 08:28 PM
Again, thank you everyone who enjoyed seeing this afghan. I am proud of it especially since I taught myself from a book. I can't believe I thought just because I knew knit and purl I could tackle this, but I did! To all new knitters, don't be afraid, just do it. I found I love lace knitting more than anything. I will post scarves and a shawl I did too but for me I found my love my be a lace pattern or something similiar. Just do what feel comfortable.

06-30-2009, 10:51 PM
that's beautiful - do you remember where the pattern came from? I would love to try it. Am looking forward to seeing your baby afghan, as I want to do another one also. Again - well done!!

06-30-2009, 11:28 PM
That's lovely! I would never have guessed that you are a beginning knitter. Well, I guess after that project you are no longer a beginner! LOL

07-01-2009, 03:22 PM
The pattern was in a small paperback booklet from Michaels, called "Five Big Needle Afghans. " You can find it at this web site, www.leisurearts.com. Item # 75139
Once I got the hang of the pattern, it really wasn't bad. Only had to frog once and that was just a few rows. Learned quickly to use a lifeline!