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So my husband and me went out and purchased two new but used chairs for our library.  Given that they were used we didn’t exactly have a choice on colors but that is ok.  It is ok because I can crochet some blankets to go over the chairs.  That is actually one new project, two afghans that I have no idea when I will complete.  The second project is a birthday present for my husband, and nope I’m not telling!  Third project is a sweater for myself.  You see I was actually going to finish the project for my husband except my needle broke!  I was knitting along, yes it is a knit, when Ta Da! my needle came off of the plastic wire, yes it is a circular needle.  Grr!  Did everything I could to fix it but no go, looks like I have to buy a new one.  Except the nearest needle is half an hour away, of which I’m not driving for just a needle.  That is where my sweater comes in, once I pick up the needle I need my husband will be home from the North Slope, this means I can’t work on his project.  So I will work on my sweater.

Below is a picture of a square in the afghan and two pictures of my library:

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Finished!


Done! I’m done with it. It is all finished. Phew. Took long enough. Did the last six rows of squares in a week and a half. Each square is a foot by a foot. The afghan is ten by ten squares making it 10 feet by 10 feet.

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Almost row 8

I’m almost done with row 8 of the squares. Decided to lay it on the chair and see how it turned out. I’m thinking I will need at least 10 rows of squares, 8 rows were just a little to short. Sigh. I’m working so hard on this afghan. So very close to being done and then I start working on my next project.

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Half way there!

I’ve done half the row of squares, this means I have 60 squares left to go. In about two rows of squares (8X10) I’m going to pause to have a look. I want to see what it looks like at that size, perhaps if it is big enough I will stop. Probably not though, I will probably continue until it is 10X12.

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Aug 8th, 2009

I’ve adjusted the blanket to be 10 by 12.

A C E B D F A C E B
D F A C E B D F A C
E B D F A C E B D F
A C E B D F A C E B
D F A C E B D F A C
E B D F A C E B D F
A C E B D F A C E B
D F A C E B D F A C
E B D F A C E B D F
A C E B D F A C E B
D F A C E B D F A C
E B D F A C E B D F

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Aug 1st 2009

There is 6 different types of squares, differing in how the colors come together. The instructions say to make five of each type of squares. There is a picture given of the entire afghan that shows the order of the squares, instead of a grid the just names the squares. I looked through it, and mapped it out several times, it seems that there is six of squares A, C, E and only four of B, D, F. Ugg.. So I made up my own combination of how the squares go together. I don’t know how it will look and come together but it is better the how they did it.

A C E B D
F A C E B
D F A C E
B D F A C
E B D F A
C E B D F

I do intend to make the afghan larger so I’m not certain how I’m going to order it. Perhaps continue the pattern that the squares are in.

So far the pattern itself seems to have no problem. But you do need to pay attention until you get to know the pattern better.

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