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#1 mva5493

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:30 PM

Just finishing up the ends on this afghan.  It is going to be a gift for my Dad.  When I asked him what his favorite color was he said the color of the sky at sunset.  So I went in search of yarn and a pattern to make him an afghan.  It took several trips to several yarn stores to find exactly what I was looking for.  I also went through three patterns before finding the right one.....I  should have known it would be a round ripple,  I seem to gravitate towards those.  The pattern is available at The Croochet Crowd.com.   It's call spectrum round afghan.  I wanted a flowing color pattern so I choose to double strand as well as blend the colors.  I am calling it 12 tentacle yarn monster because I used a total of 24 skeins of yarn.  Varying from the smallest (2 oz)  up to the largest 6 oz.  I used Vanna's choice, caron simply soft, loops and threads impeccable and charisma,, hobby lobby i love this yarn sport, yarn bee soft secret, fleischers (vintage), red heart soft and two small balls of mystery yarn from my stash.   More details will be on my blog soon.  

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:14 PM

BEAUTIFUL!!!  Just lovely.  Thank you for the eye candy!  :)



#3 Skoggy

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:35 PM

Wow! Stunning!


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:39 PM

Amazing! You did a fantastic job. Your dad will cherish this for sure!


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Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:53 AM

That is just beautiful.  I love the way your start with the white and move to the darker colors.



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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:33 PM

Oh my goodness is that ever beautiful!  And looks exactly like a sunset!  Your Dad is going to be thrilled with it! 


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Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:24 PM

Awesomeness!
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#8 mva5493

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:32 PM

Just got back from the post office, so it is on it's way  Now time to stalk the usps web site for progress updates  This afghan is a surprise, so I will be worried until it makes it there safely!  MaryJo I don't  know how you do this each month, my nerves couldn't handle it

 

 

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#9 TCarra

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:15 PM

I can't wait for you to update us on the delivery. Isn't it exciting? He's going to LOVE it!!!


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Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:17 PM

Stunningly beautiful! :)


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Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:27 PM

Incredible and beautiful and it reminds me of the sun setting    your Dad will love it. 

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:51 AM

Beautiful afghan!


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:48 AM

It's beautiful! Those are great colors.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:47 AM

Just beautiful!!


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:40 AM

It's beautiful!  Just like a sunset!!!  I'm sure your dad is going to love it!


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:19 PM

Really beautiful afghan! I don't think I've ever seen one using the colors of a sunset like that. What a wonderful gift for your father!


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Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:54 AM

You definitely achieved your goal of creating sunset colors. This is beautiful!



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:12 AM

the afghan is at the post office ,  Dad is going to pick it up today!  I used to think I had patience.  I don't believe I do anymore,  the waiting is driving me crazy!  

 

Thanks for all the nice comments,  I really hope he likes it.


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Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:02 AM

A wonderful afghan, he will be thrilled.


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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:39 PM

Just talked to Dad.... He loved it!!!!  I am so happy with his reaction.  Oh this is certainly a part of why we do what it is we do.  thanks for all nice comments on this very special afghan for me.


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