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Old 10-24-2007, 10:19 PM   #21
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OMG!! 31 Years??? That is really something, I hope I can finish some of my WIPs even though they're not that old...well, then again?! Was there a difference in the colors of the yarn? I mean those squares you had already done and the yarn that wasn't worked yet?
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Old 10-24-2007, 10:52 PM   #22
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It looks wonderful. I am sure that your niece and your sister will love it.

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Old 10-24-2007, 10:59 PM   #23
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It's beautiful. Does your sister know the story behind it? If so, it is going to mean so much more to her that you finished it for her daughter. I have something similar that my mother made for me in 1976. It is afghan sized and has a fringe on it, but otherwise a very similar pattern. My mother may be in heaven, but her crafts are all over my house and remind me of her daily. My Christmas tree only has hand made ornaments on it each year, those that Mom made for me in about 1985 or so. They are treasures, just like your work is...
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Old 10-24-2007, 11:25 PM   #24
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I love it , it's very cute, & I used to love that kind of yarn so soft & cuddly!.
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Old 10-25-2007, 12:01 AM   #25
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That afghan is truly 31 years worth of work. It is beautiful, the fleece on the back is perfectly applied and makes it look so professional. What an immaculately perfect gift.
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Old 10-25-2007, 02:34 AM   #26
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"Was there a difference in the colors of the yarn? I mean those squares you had already done and the yarn that wasn't worked yet?"

No, there was not. It was all original yarn purchased years ago and stored together. Except for a bit of the white. I actually bought a bunch of white skeins of the Caron Dazzle-aire a few years ago from a clearance bin at Michaels. I'm sure glad I did!

I had made 2 of the 48 squares years ago and I don't know why I never kept at it. Really, that is not like me to leave a work unfinished.

The challenge was locating the pattern again! Luckily, I had the magazine in a stash of old patterns. I did have to go out and buy a new hook in the size needed as I could not find the other one.
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Old 10-25-2007, 07:49 AM   #27
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Oh my, that has to be a record! What a great story, and a beautiful afghan, too. Your niece will love it!
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:46 AM   #28
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What a great story behind the afghan... it looks wonderful... your sister and neice are going to love it and be thrilled!!!

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Old 10-25-2007, 08:55 AM   #29
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Beautiful.. I'll have to remember to add something to the back of any 'blankie' that I make in the future- it gives it a nice touch.
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:24 AM   #30
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That has got be be more determination than I could ever have. Great job finishing such a lovely blanket!
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