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posted by [personal profile] nugatorytm at 01:33pm on 11/10/2009
A friend of mine at work is having a baby, and asked me to make a blanket for her. Since she loves Tweety from Loony Tunes, she asked specifically to make her one Tweety yellow, with light pink for trim, as she's having a girl.

So, I put on my RGB eps, and went to town...and this is what came out of my industriousness:

Crocheted Blanket

Link is: http://www.flickr.com/photos/31467726@N04/4001701183/


It's done entirely in double crochet, except for the edging, which is a row of single crochet, followed by a row of double crochet, and finished with a row of crab stitch (reverse single crochet).

I was pleased that it came out so nicely. My friend loved it. She couldn't wait to get it home and show it off.

My next project is a granny throw for the other pregnant friend at work. Wish me luck, I've never tried a granny pattern before.

Edit: Why can't I get pictures to work on this darn thing? The URL is correct...
ETA2: My thanks to LaughingRat for the help with the image. I'm such a doofus sometimes.
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laughingrat: Spock, knitting, totally tuning you out. (KNIT IT SON)
posted by [personal profile] laughingrat at 09:48pm on 11/10/2009
It looks good. The yellow and pink go well together; I wasn't sure what to expect. :-D

To embed Flick photos, you have to click on "All Sizes" right above the photo, then pick the size you want, and then copy/paste the embed code that's below the pic. Yay!
nugatorytm: A group of bats flying against a yellow moon. (Default)
posted by [personal profile] nugatorytm at 09:58pm on 11/10/2009
OMG, that actually works! Thanks so much! (((HUGE HUGS)))

I wasn't sure about the yellow and pink myself, but I was thankful that they did compliment each other.
laughingrat: A detail of leaping rats from an original movie poster for the first film of Nosferatu (Default)
posted by [personal profile] laughingrat at 11:05pm on 11/10/2009
*hugs back* Is gud tiemz! Yeah, the colors worked great! It was just the right shade of each, or something. Crochet is a mystery to me, but I like the look of the fabric in this. It's not super dense like some crochet I've seen. (Does not know from crochet.)
peoriapeoriawhereart: very British officer in sweater (Brigader gets the job done)
posted by [personal profile] peoriapeoriawhereart at 01:20am on 12/10/2009
Nugatory, that's real nice. Tell us which colors you used, not all yellows nore certainly all pinks are the same.

Rat, we'll get you doing irish lace roses. Got any crochet cotton?
laughingrat: A detail of leaping rats from an original movie poster for the first film of Nosferatu (Default)
posted by [personal profile] laughingrat at 01:56am on 12/10/2009
No, and I'm terrified of crochet! :-D Sounds like I have a new craft to learn. Black_Rider crochets nicely, but she's rarely online over here.
nugatorytm: A group of bats flying against a yellow moon. (Default)
posted by [personal profile] nugatorytm at 01:01pm on 12/10/2009
I used Red Heart Super Saver Bright Yellow and Baby Pink for the blanket. They did have a darker pink, almost like a mauve, but it would have looked terrible with the bright yellow.

I honestly didn't think the two colors I had would go together until I actually started working it up. I think the trick was to use the pink sparingly.
nugatorytm: A group of bats flying against a yellow moon. (Default)
posted by [personal profile] nugatorytm at 12:55pm on 12/10/2009
Taller stitches like double crochet and triple (treble) crochet give it a more airy look. If I would have skipped a stitch in-between, it would have looked even more lacy, like a shawl would be.

The dense stuff is normally single crochet, which does look a lot like fabric.
laughingrat: A detail of leaping rats from an original movie poster for the first film of Nosferatu (Default)
posted by [personal profile] laughingrat at 02:02pm on 12/10/2009
Ah, okay. That makes sense. I oughta learn about crochet, it comes up a lot as an edging and finishing technique for knitting. The big shawl I'm doing requires a chain crochet bind-off, oh noes!
nugatorytm: A group of bats flying against a yellow moon. (Default)
posted by [personal profile] nugatorytm at 12:57pm on 13/10/2009
Chain crochet bind-off is the easiest to learn, it's just a matter of pulling one loop through another and repeat until finished. Easy peasy.
omorka_fics: Augra's astronomical wheel (Default)
posted by [personal profile] omorka_fics at 02:02am on 12/10/2009
Quite nice! Makes me feel a bit guilty about the crochet shawl I'm not making any progress on.
nugatorytm: A group of bats flying against a yellow moon. (Default)
posted by [personal profile] nugatorytm at 12:56pm on 12/10/2009
Thank you! No need to feel guilty, though, just pick it up and do a few stitches between fics. You'll be done in no time.
peoriapeoriawhereart: blond and brunet men peer intently (Napoleon & Illya peer)
posted by [personal profile] peoriapeoriawhereart at 05:08pm on 12/10/2009
But that's when she works on the other fics!
omorka_fics: Augra's astronomical wheel (Default)
posted by [personal profile] omorka_fics at 01:14am on 13/10/2009
Yeah, no kidding. :-p And the pattern repeat is 24 stitches long at this point, so it'd be write write write hook hook hook write write write . . .

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