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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.
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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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