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Old 10-24-2007, 06:11 PM   #1
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I started this AFGHAN 31 years ago and finished today!
I am to admit how long this has been a WIP! I found this pattern in a magazine at work years ago (okay the mag has a date of 1976!) when I was still in college!!! I bought yarn that I could afford and made a couple of the squares and then just dropped it.

Well, I decided I should actually finish it this year. The yarn, Caron Dazzle-Aire is not even made anymore! My eyes can not even read the tiny print in the pattern anymore, so I had to scan it and enlarge it.

I had originally intended it to be a gift for my little sister who was 7 or 8 at the time.

Well, tomorrow is HER dd's 5th birthday and I am giving it to my niece.

After completing the squares and stitching them together, I added a hand sewn in fleece backing. Then I worked the edge.

Here are photos of my 31 year old WIP!

I hope that it is okay I post this here. It is actually crochet!
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Old 10-24-2007, 06:18 PM   #2
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It is beautiful, a labor of love. She will love it. I like the fleece added to the back.
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Old 10-24-2007, 06:21 PM   #3
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Congrats to you!! That must make you feel so proud. Its beautiful. Looks like a nice comfy warm blanket! And how sweet a sentiment!

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Old 10-24-2007, 06:24 PM   #4
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very beautiful!
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Old 10-24-2007, 06:40 PM   #5
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Old 10-24-2007, 07:02 PM   #6
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What a fortunate little girl! She'll love it, I'm sure.

I had to laugh though as I started something similar when I was in college in the 70's, and it's in my brother's garage.

"All good things and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of Lights who cannot change."
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Old 10-24-2007, 07:27 PM   #7
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Congratulations! It's a beautiful piece, you even took the time and care to back it so it's really useful in addition to being pretty.

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Old 10-24-2007, 07:28 PM   #8
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It's BeautifulYou did a great job
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Old 10-24-2007, 07:32 PM   #9
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wooooooow that is commitment right there! congrats on finishing it! it looks great! very cute colors
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Old 10-24-2007, 07:35 PM   #10
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That's so cool! And even if the pattern is a bit, er, dated?-it's still beautiful.
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