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Great Granny
Thursday, March 22, 2007

Dog BlanketA while ago I bought a bunch of chunky yarn at P&S Fabrics, to make I didn't know what, I just wanted to buy some yarn. So after making Kyle a couple of hats, I decided to use the rest to make a great big granny square afghan. Kyle requested that it be huge, huge enough that we could cover both of us (and the dog) as we sat on the couch. I was up for the challenge. Big granny square. No sweat. So I started to crochet. And crochet. And crochet. The bigger the blanket got, the longer it took to do a single round, but I was liking it. The colors were great and the repetition of the double crochet was soothing and easy to accomplish while watching CSI: Miami reruns. But then something terrible happened, you can probably guess what. Yes, I ran out of yarn. I haven't had any disposable income lately, so I've not been buying much of anything, especially yarn. So my blanket ended at a certain size, just enough for a single solitary person's lap and a rather small person, at that. I draped the mini-afghan over the back of the couch to remind me that I needed to finish it some day. Unfortunately, that day will probably never come because the blanket has now gone to the dogs. Well, the dog, singular. Lulu to be precise. We keep wrapping her up in it because it's specially dog-sized and she looks so fetching in orange. One of these days I'll make a people blanket, just not today.

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posted at 4:39 PM . link . . (2) comments

Hey Angry Knitter,

I have a very random question for you -- maybe you can help! I am knitting the Seaberry Shell, which I saw you made (and then ripped). I am knitting the 37" size, and it seems like the directions for shaping the neckline are squirrely. The way I read it, I'll end up with completely unsymmetrical shaping. Was this your experience too? I'm mostly thinking about how the pattern seems to want you to add three extra rows --- I can't figure out how this works!

Just curious to know if you found problems with this pattern --- I'm sure I can figure it out myself, just want to know if I'm going crazy or not!


ps... pics at my 4-sisters.blogspot.com

By Blogger Tiger Feet, at 11:01 PM  

OMG, Angela, is that the crazy Chihuahua?

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving presents (comments) on our site, er, back in April!

Keep on blogging and knitting girl!

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