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#1 CrochetCatskills

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 08:37 AM

This is my first completed granny square, 12 inches, with color changes. It's going to be an afghan for DH to resemble the one his dear Grandmother gave him as a child. He told me the story how after several washings it got very small.... I added and you got very large during the same time, he said "yeah, I guess that could be part of the reason it got so small", we laughed and laughed.
When it's done (probably not till Christmas with all the WIP's I have going) I will come back and post the completed afghan along with a new picture.

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Colors and yarn are: caron one pound in country rose in the center then red heart supersaver warm brown and red heart supersaver paddy green.
Thanks for looking.

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 08:45 AM

Very nice! My husband has been begging for a blanket of his own, but I have not had the time.
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Posted 03 March 2006 - 09:50 AM

:clap very nice... looks comfy
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Posted 03 March 2006 - 09:52 AM

Very nice! I'm sure he will love it. I think it is very sweet that you are recreating something from his childhood.

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 10:11 AM

How sweet!:hug

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 07:53 PM

Nice colours. This should be very effective.... so one down, 119 to go hey (lol):hook

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 08:12 PM

very nice. :cheer I love the color combo.
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Posted 03 March 2006 - 08:15 PM

Did I see a :cat paw on the left there in your pic :lol?

Very nice, love the color combo that you choose.
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Posted 04 March 2006 - 07:51 AM

Very good for the first time....keep up the good work. I like the colors too!!
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Posted 04 March 2006 - 08:09 AM

Did I see a :cat paw on the left there in your pic :lol?



Methinks that paw is going RIGHT to the square... The kitty will be loving the afghan. :lol:lol:lol

What a sweet idea to recreate your husband's precious memory.

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Posted 04 March 2006 - 09:12 AM

Methinks that paw is going RIGHT to the square... The kitty will be loving the afghan. :lol:lol:lol
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Yes, you both caught that didn't you? LOL that is a paw..... that is Dunkin's paw and a big one it is. He has no du claw (spelling?) all 5 of his toes stick straight out..... it looks like a hand actually, :lol or a boxing glove.
have a look at these feet:
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Posted 04 March 2006 - 10:56 AM

Cindy-
Are those the same colors his grandma used too ?
I like it, it actually does have an old-fashioned look about it . VERY nice !

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Posted 04 March 2006 - 11:08 AM

Cindy-
Are those the same colors his grandma used too ?
I like it, it actually does have an old-fashioned look about it . VERY nice !


Yes, he picked the colors from his memory and the size of each square (12") I think it's the first time he has ever cared about what I was working on, :lol except to complain about the time I use up crocheting, :hook
OH and every time I try working on another WIP or start something new he asks when is he getting the afghan, next year??? LOL I tell him Yea, it'll be your Christmas present next year....

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Posted 04 March 2006 - 11:39 AM

Congratulations on your first square - it's very pretty indeed!

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 01:11 PM

Yay, you!!!! :cheer Congrats on your first granny. Aren't they fun?

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Posted 05 March 2006 - 10:59 PM

Very nice and very brave switching colors on your first. Nice work. Nikki
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Posted 07 March 2006 - 11:32 AM

Nice job! :manyheart

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