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Old 03-08-2012, 11:40 AM   #1
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I finished my first attempt at a pieced-together blanket. My ultimate goal is to make a covering for my (very large) bed, so I thought I'd start small:



The flower in upper left tucks through the loop opposite to act as a loose button.
There are a lot of technical flaws (like the squares not actually being square!) but I learned a lot from it, and that was the main goal.
The finished product is cozy, colorful, and machine washable, so I hope the 6-month-old I made it for won't be too critical.
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:19 PM   #2
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That's a great looking baby blanket! I bet some of the "un-squareness" will wash out, don't you think?

I like the fact that it can be buttoned closed, too. In fact, I should make some kind of similar blanket for my husband--maybe one that attaches to three sides of the bed--because his covers ALWAYS end up on the floor!

Meanwhile, this little kiddo's got a warm, gorgeous blanket to enjoy!!

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Old 03-08-2012, 12:19 PM   #3
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Betcha baby loves snuggling up in that. I like your colors.
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Very pretty!

I made a crocheted cover for my bed once (CA King)..by the time I got done with it I was so sick of it I immediately dumped it in the Goodwill.
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Thanks guys, the colors are all pretty washed out in the picture; I basically fell in love with the green (LionBrand Forest Green Heather) and picked up whatever matched. The weird thing is I only needed one skein each of green, purple, and blue, but the yellow skein was 2 yards short! So, I had to make a special trip to the store just for that, and now I have almost 200 extra yards of yellow. Maybe I'll go knit some tulips and pretend spring is here already...

And Jan, your experience bodes ill for me, as a Ca King is my eventual goal. Maybe I can find a pattern that features cats; I'm an avowed cat lover, so I'd never get tired of it then. Right? :o
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And Jan, your experience bodes ill for me, as a Ca King is my eventual goal. Maybe I can find a pattern that features cats; I'm an avowed cat lover, so I'd never get tired of it then. Right? :o
Cats? Look at this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qG5dt2dPYsY. I've done it and my grandson who is very literal could see the cats w/o being told they were there so it worked for me. I don't remember what I made now but my granddaughter liked it.

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Very pretty!

I made a crocheted cover for my bed once (CA King)..by the time I got done with it I was so sick of it I immediately dumped it in the Goodwill.
My daughter has a log cabin crocheted blanket that is at least 6' square. She rarely asks for something specific so when she wanted it for her birthday, I said OK.. She loves it. I'm not sure I would have wanted to keep it for myself, I understand.
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This is a very successful first blanket. You chose strong colors in a very pleasing combination. It's really a delight to look at and I'm sure it will delight baby and family. Great job!
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Very cute and great colors too
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Great job on your first blanket! It looks lovely, very warm and cozy.
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