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Sat Nov 17, 2018, 11:19 PM

I've finished 2 crocheted blankets thus far

One more is only a few hours away... so three.

One is black and scraps. One is black w/ colorful trim. One is black, white and gray. All are granny squares.

Going to give them to Al's kids for Christmas.

I have one more to make and 38 days to make it. I'm pretty sure I can do it. My hands fight me sometimes (pain or numbness), but the projects keep my mind in a good state, and finishing them gives me a sense of accomplishment.

I'd like to think that the gifts will be enjoyed and appreciated, so I don't have to feel guilty about my "therapy" isn't just convenient.

I will post pictures soon.

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Reply I've finished 2 crocheted blankets thus far (Original post)
MissMillie Nov 2018 OP
Control-Z Nov 2018 #1
murielm99 Nov 2018 #2
dawg day Nov 2018 #3
MissMillie Dec 2018 #4
yellowdogintexas Nov 2019 #5
yellowdogintexas Dec 2019 #6

Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2018, 11:35 PM

1. Please do post pictures! eom

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 01:31 AM

2. It is nice to see something from this group trending.

I was barely aware of the Crafts Group.

Good work!

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 01:47 AM

3. At this very moment...

I am sitting here with an afghan on my lap, which was given to me when I was undergoing immunotherapy IV infusions in an infusion ward at the hospital. Some nice lady came through with an armload of crocheted afghans, and I got one that is yellow and blue. Here it is, 6 years later, and it's still on my couch! I wish I'd been able to thank her, but instead, I'll thank YOU.

It's a gift that lasts a very long time. Longer than the disease even, and isn't that wonderful!

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2018, 02:31 PM

4. PHOTOS of two of the blankets

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Fri Nov 29, 2019, 07:58 PM

5. nice work!

I have recently taken up crochet after a very long hiatus from doing it. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed it.
I find it very relaxing and tranquilizing in these trying times.

I can listen to a podcast, or watch TV with my husband while working on something.

I had to re teach myself how to do the basic stitches and did a whole bunch of swatches to get my edges straight. I have done two large blankets using granny stitch.

I may go get some cheap yarn and make squares using different stiches - I never knew there were so many variations!!! I do know I definitely need a new project soon .

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 29, 2019, 03:13 PM

6. found the new project: another black white and gray made with cake yarn

I am trying to learn a chevron granny stitch; my sister in law likes the chevron, and I wanted to use something besides single crochet. If I can't get the granny style to work I will go to a half double or double pattern.

I have some cheap ombre yarn to practice with before I tackle the actual blanket with the cake yarn. This will be my third one with Bernat POP! I get emails from Amazon when they put it on sale; it is very soft and easy to work with.

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