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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sunny Spread

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when i first saw this pattern on ravelry, it was love at first sight. i am not a fan of granny squares and having to sew the pieces is just annoying. but this blanket? it's so pretty. initially i was going to just go 6X6 but went the full 8X8. this project took me 8 months. Nuria did the sewing for me and i gifted it to her mom when we were in barçelona. this is a Life List bulletpoint too, an adult sized blanket. done.

materials:
2.5 1lb skeins of Lion Brand yarn in Antique White, Super soft 4ply knitting worsted weight
J hook

recently read: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.

"Kiss a lover, dance a measure, find your name and buried treasure. Face your life, it's pain, it's pleasure, leave no path untaken."

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful!

    Did you sew sew? Or use it as a word for crocheting all the pieces together? I just single-crochet patches until they're connected. First on the sides until they're all in strips across, then long single-crochet those strips to connect them.

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  2. What a beautiful piece of work. I'm sure Nuria's mom was honored to receive it.

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  3. Such a pretty blanket.

    Also, I didn't know yarn still came in round balls. Makes for a cute pic.

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  4. @Chi WC, nuria did sew them with leftover yarn, she used a needle. had i done it, i would've single crocheted the pieces together.

    @wendi, thanks, you're so sweet.

    @ali, thanks! actually, i made the balls of yarn. i didn't want to lug around the 1 pound skein. typically i spend an evening to make a few manageable balls of yarn. some specialty yarn stores also can do it for you, but they use a machine.

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  5. This is beautiful! I'm new to your blog - just popped over from Craftgawker. I might just have to add a full size blanket to my "ToDos".

    I really love the pattern and it turned out lovely, really, kudos!

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  6. The blanket is so gorgeous! I'm a bit basic in the crochet department, and plan to improve that in the future. Love the crochet you include in your blog!

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  7. Okay, I have a confession: I don't know the difference between crocheting and knitting. With that being said, I am learning to knit... and it is effing hard. And all my practice pieces look like shit. I am in awe of your blanket. It is gorgeous. :)

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  8. hi Mary, thanks so much!

    cassandra, welcome & thanks so much. this pattern was the best for my first attempt at an adult sized blanket ~ easy to remember stitches and because they were squares, quick & could be done anywhere.

    deb, thank you. good luck with your crocheting endeavors. i learned watching youtube videos & practicing A LOT. let me know if you need any help in anything!

    stephanie, thanks. i'm glad you that asked. Crocheting is with a HOOK. in the first pic of this post, there's a hook in the ball of yarn? that's what's used to crochet. knitting is with TWO needles. i learned how to knit first and took up crocheting on a whim, found that it was more to my liking. i am contemplating going back to knitting again, there are such fab knitting patterns out there! good luck with your knitting!

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  9. hi Mary, thanks so much!

    cassandra, welcome & thanks so much. this pattern was the best for my first attempt at an adult sized blanket ~ easy to remember stitches and because they were squares, quick & could be done anywhere.

    deb, thank you. good luck with your crocheting endeavors. i learned watching youtube videos & practicing A LOT. let me know if you need any help in anything!

    stephanie, thanks. i'm glad you that asked. Crocheting is with a HOOK. in the first pic of this post, there's a hook in the ball of yarn? that's what's used to crochet. knitting is with TWO needles. i learned how to knit first and took up crocheting on a whim, found that it was more to my liking. i am contemplating going back to knitting again, there are such fab knitting patterns out there! good luck with your knitting!

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  10. Okay, I have a confession: I don't know the difference between crocheting and knitting. With that being said, I am learning to knit... and it is effing hard. And all my practice pieces look like shit. I am in awe of your blanket. It is gorgeous. :)

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  11. This is beautiful! I'm new to your blog - just popped over from Craftgawker. I might just have to add a full size blanket to my "ToDos".

    I really love the pattern and it turned out lovely, really, kudos!

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  12. @Chi WC, nuria did sew them with leftover yarn, she used a needle. had i done it, i would've single crocheted the pieces together.

    @wendi, thanks, you're so sweet.

    @ali, thanks! actually, i made the balls of yarn. i didn't want to lug around the 1 pound skein. typically i spend an evening to make a few manageable balls of yarn. some specialty yarn stores also can do it for you, but they use a machine.

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  13. What a beautiful piece of work. I'm sure Nuria's mom was honored to receive it.

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  14. Beautiful!

    Did you sew sew? Or use it as a word for crocheting all the pieces together? I just single-crochet patches until they're connected. First on the sides until they're all in strips across, then long single-crochet those strips to connect them.

    ReplyDelete