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Old 06-15-2009, 07:40 AM   #1
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Got carried away with 'baby blanket'
Now it's going to be the parents' afghan, need to restart my Grandson's 'blue blankey". I made one for each of his two sisters, and he is anxiously awaiting his.

Unfortunately, I put too many stitches on the needle....no wonder it's taking so long! What was I thinking (guess I wasn't...)
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Old 06-15-2009, 08:56 AM   #2
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Woodi, that looks great! I like the texture of the yarn between the color changes. I always love your blankets - they're a lot of fun. I'm sure you're parents will love it.
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:06 AM   #3
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i did that with my first blanket... still on the needles (5 yrs later.... only about a foot done!)

looks great tho!!
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:34 AM   #4
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Thanks, gals. I'm off to search for some bulky yarn today, so I can quickly knit up a giant dishcloth afghan for my grandson. He's feeling left out, cuz his sisters have theirs already.

I mustn't put the larger one away, else I'll never get back to it. It will make a good cozy fall project for our Friday morning knitting group.
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Old 06-15-2009, 11:05 AM   #5
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It looks great so far! I love those colors!
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Old 06-15-2009, 04:54 PM   #6
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I'm back from shopping (and dentist - ouch). This is what I bought to begin a new blankey for my 6-year old grandson, will begin it tonight:

5 ounces each ball. They only had 3 of these or I'd have bought more.



but they also had 3 of this color, so I bought it too:



I hope the two go well together. I will make wide stripes, can't wait to begin.



Do you think 30 ounces will be enough? or overkill.....??? Perhaps there will be enough for 2 blankeys.... (these days, I'm a blanket-knitting fool)

Now: what pattern? All stockinette? all garter stitch? Make it like a giant square dishcloth? It needs to knit up quickly.
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:22 PM   #7
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I have a bunch of that natural colored tweed yarn myself. I love it. Your yarns look like they will make interesting color blocks for a boy.

On the big one---I'm with you, if I put that away it would never see the light of day. Good resolve to hang in there and finish it.
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Old 06-16-2009, 05:07 AM   #8
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Wow! Your perseverance is inspiring! Go Woodi, Go!
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:24 AM   #9
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Thanks gals. I started with the new yarn last night, and am disappointed in how rough it feels. I hadn't really figured the soft/hard factor. Don't boys like soft things too? Poor Tyler....Perhaps I can make at least one top edge softer, with some other yarn (for the end that goes close to his face).....?
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Great idea finishing the original for the parents.

The new yarn colours are great. If you're worried about the roughness, maybe a border in softer yarn would help?
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