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Sunday, January 29, 2006

Afghan Photos~Almost complete


Here is my afghan I am making on the yellow loom. I used 9 skeins of the boa yarn with a skein of the Caron. I think the finished project will use two of them (Caron) though. I just e-wrapped the yellow loom to make the three panels and then whip stitched them together. It is so soft! I am now adding a trim of double crochet, I can't wait until it is done!

6 Comments:

  • At 5:00 PM, Blogger chrisy said…

    Hi its beautiful ! Is there anyway you could tell me how many yards there are on a skien of the boa? Im so new to all this and this skien thing really gets me one might have 90 yards and the very next one i look at has 180 yards .

     
  • At 9:39 PM, Blogger Carla said…

    Thank you, the boa type yarn was actually called Ravish, and I found it at Craft warehouse. It has 56 yards per skien,the Caron has 315 yds. So, I think that would be right, I used 9 skeins of the Ravish and then two of the Caron. You definetely have to check the yardage as the fncier the yarn usually the less yards.

     
  • At 1:41 PM, Blogger chrisy said…

    Thank You Very Much :)

     
  • At 4:36 PM, Blogger Debbie B. said…

    Beautiful simply Beautiful! I just bought a knifty knitter on ebay and I can't wait to start!!

     
  • At 6:12 PM, Blogger heather b said…

    I just bought the knifty knitter. I am very frustrated with it. I want to make an afghan. I am going all the way around but leaving 2 open pegs so it will be flat. I get around like 2 times and then it gets so tight that I have to take it all off and start all over. I have done that like 5 times. What am I doing wrong???? Is it easier to make the afghan as a tube going the whole way around the loom, or not? If that is easier, how would I finish off the afghan after I whip stitch the pieces together? I can't knit, or crochet. Thanks.

     
  • At 9:32 PM, Blogger Carla said…

    Heather, make sure you are doing your e-wrapping on the outside of the loom. If you work back and forth and wrap loosley, this shouldn't happen. Try the mini videos at decoraccents.com for more tips.

     

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