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insanenewknitter 02-12-2013 10:43 PM

FO: American Flag Afghan
After months of procrastination, I found out my friend was coming back for a month, so I had to finish this afghan, and fast.

It is not quite exactly as it should be, but I am still pretty proud of it.

The backing was quite a pain, the knitting stretched while I was sewing it on, so in one corner, there is a bunch of excess knitting which I couldn't do anything about. The fleece is impossible to seam rip, esp. when you have no time. I broke a couple needles on it (sewing, not knitting! :)) and my presser foot didn't like the yarn.

But it's done, and on its way back to Scotland now. It may not be perfect, but it will keep him warm on cold nights.

A note about the friend, he is a Catholic monk whose monastery is in the Orkneys off the coast of Scotland. Him coming to visit was a rare chance because his visa had expired.

Here is another picture, draped over the couch, to put the massiveness of the blanket into scale. The final measurements ended up being somewhere around 86in x 68in. A little too big for my taste! :teehee:

Thanks for looking!

insanenewknitter 02-12-2013 10:53 PM

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GrumpyGramma 02-12-2013 11:29 PM

Wow! What can I say? Well done. Beautiful. Amazing. Wow!

Jan in CA 02-13-2013 12:18 AM

Wow, good job!!

salmonmac 02-13-2013 06:09 AM

That turned out very well and I'm sure is much appreciated. The Orkneys are cold and windy and warm, cozy, handmade afghan is a perfect gift. Beautiful work.

nonny2t 02-13-2013 06:31 AM

It is spectacular and a great job done. It is really beautiful.

Antares 02-13-2013 09:54 AM

Oh, that is just gorgeous and something you should be really proud of. I bet your friend was thrilled to get this and will be even happier to use it soon. If it weren't so cold where he's at, he might even be tempted to hang it on the wall it's so pretty--nyah, let the Stars and Stripes keep him warm; that's even better.


butlersabroad 02-13-2013 10:50 AM

That's really beautiful, sounds like a labour of love and I'm sure your friend will appreciate it on those chilly evenings in Scotland.

ArtLady1981 02-15-2013 01:39 PM

Oh wow! Quite nice, and colorful!

MerigoldinWA 03-09-2013 11:47 PM

It looks very nice to me. No mistaking what it is. The size with make a nice cover up.

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