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    afghans and scarfs
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  1. Another project done http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d16/paulam03/projects/blue_poncho_102806.jpg I made this for my 8yr old. It was made with Caron Simply Soft dark country blue and light country blue. I got the inital pattern from http://www.amazon.com/Poncho-Panache/dp/1596350067/sr=1-39/qid=1162088395/ref=sr_1_39/103-2170385-0799824?ie=UTF8&s=books I modified it a bit... made bigger (10 rounds), added a neck border of a double crochet every other stitch which made adding a drawstring really easy and I added a shell border around the bottom. Here's a close-up of the main flower in the front; http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d16/paulam03/projects/blue_poncho_flower.jpg Here is a close-up of the shell border; http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d16/paulam03/projects/blue_poncho_edging.jpg It didn't take very long to make, a few days. My daughter loves it, says it's very soft and squishy. I love that Caron Simply Soft
  2. Very nice!! my daughter loves it, now she wants me to make her one in pink lol! Great job! that yarn was a find!
  3. I think it looks great, nice colors!
  4. I made this baby blanket for the son of a coworker of my husband. http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d16/paulam03/projects/blue_babyblanket091906_1.jpg I used an I size hook and the yarn was Caron Simply Soft Dark Country Blue, Country Blue and Light Country Blue. I hope they like it
  5. very pretty! what stitch is that?
  6. I think it's very pretty I love the symmetry of the design and colors
  7. Very pretty! I love the colors:) I'm sure she'll love it!
  8. Wow! very pretty! I can't wait for my pattern to get here from Annie's attic My daughter was like "WOW! Mom you need to make me one of those!!!"
  9. She got the pillows and really liked them She has them decorating her bedroom. Thanks for all the compliments! It was definately a learning experience making them... I think I know all there is to know about that type of granny square
  10. Very pretty! I just bought the pattern myself! Thanks for the link!
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    Giant Grannyghan

    Very nice! I really like the colors!
  12. Thanks everyone! It was quite the project. I didn't know if my crochet skills were up to it at first. I've never really worked with any motifs before, just a couple scarfs I made for people at christmas. I was happy to box them up and ship them to California yesterday. I can't wait to hear what she thinks. Making those pillows has given me a lot of other ideas. I plan on making myself some throw pillows to match the colors in my living room. My list of projects keeps growing! My other sister informed me yesterday that my cousin has a whole box of squares my Gram made... I told her to wait a couple months before dropping them off, I need a break!
  13. My sister sent me an afghan my Grandma had made back in the 70's. It was a granny square afghan that had seen better decades. It was all falling apart and so were some of the actual squares. All my Gram knew how to make was granny squares really, she didn't know much more nor did she know how to attach them. She used thread to sew things together and instead of weaving she knotted the yarn. Knots and thread don't hold up very well after 30+ years First I had to get a mildew smell out... a few washes with white vinegar in the rinse helped with that. Then I had to separate all the squares. This was not an easy task. It was like defusing a bomb with all black wires except in this case black thread and yarn A few times I was actually sweating at which thread/yarn to cut. Then I had to separate the squares into piles that were approx. the same size. My Gram must of used different hooks to make some of them. Then I started to crochet them together to make panels for pillows. I was able to make 2 large pillows, 4 small pillows and 3 lavendar stuffed pillows for linen closets/drawers. Here's the finished project... http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d16/paulam03/projects/revamp_grannysquare_pillows.jpg It took me a while but I'm glad it's done. Instead of being stuffed in a box in a closet my Gram's granny squares will be a functional piece of decor. I hope my sister will like them
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