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FO: Megan & Dustin’s wedding afghan

I’ve got a ta-da ready for y’all! Drumroll, please…

Here it is! Here’s my latest afghan-as-wedding-present:

Megan & Dustin's wedding afghan

Not a full bed size afghan, more of like a couch throw-size.

Megan & Dustin's wedding afghan

This one is for my cousin and her husband. I chose some neutral colors, because Megan has never really been super girly, and I think it’s something Dustin would like too (AND maybe it’ll hide dog hair… :)

The close up above, you can really tell it’s done in all tunisian stitch. This was my first time trying that out. I think I was just intimidated because it sounded hard, but it’s really simple once you get used to it. 

Megan & Dustin's wedding afghan

By virtue of being done up all in tunisian stitch, the blanket fabric itself is nice and thick. Which will come in handy for my cousin, since they live in Minnesota.

Megan & Dustin's wedding afghan Megan & Dustin's wedding afghan

Ugh. Just get a load of that fringe. Love. I definitely had swollen fingers for a couple days from cutting all those yarn pieces. The pattern actually quotes the wrong number of pieces to cut (has you cutting too many!), and I talk about the details of that in the notes of my ravelry project, linked below.

Megan & Dustin's wedding afghan

Not shown here, I completely submerged the blanket, and then rolled it up in a towel to get out the excess water. I blocked it mainly to straighten out the edges, as one tended to curl up, and another ended in some curved half-squares. This worked really well, and having it pinned down also helped when it came time to attaching all the fringe. Want more information about the pattern / yarn? I’ve got the project details out in ravelry.

The Decemberists — Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect

Happy (Solid Orange) Friday!

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Barenaked Ladies — Boomerang

Happy Thursday!

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WIP Wednesday! Yarn along edition
Turns out, that Elise is a great travel project! Once you’re past rows 5 and 6, they just alternate until the very last row, with simple repeats. I’ve got one last repeat row before the picot row.
I also started Empire Falls over the trip, and i’m really enjoying it so far. Some characters are clearly meant to be more likeable than others, but i’m wondering if that will change as I find out more about them.
What are you reading / crocheting lately?

WIP Wednesday! Yarn along edition

Turns out, that Elise is a great travel project! Once you’re past rows 5 and 6, they just alternate until the very last row, with simple repeats. I’ve got one last repeat row before the picot row.

I also started Empire Falls over the trip, and i’m really enjoying it so far. Some characters are clearly meant to be more likeable than others, but i’m wondering if that will change as I find out more about them.

What are you reading / crocheting lately?

Guster — Keep It Together

Happy Wednesday!

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The Weakerthans — Benediction

Happy Tuesday!

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Steve Moakler — Lifetime

Strugglebus today. Hope your Monday is better!

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Rascal Flatts — Summer Nights

Wooo! Rascal tonight! T-minus 3 and a half hours till the weekend!

Happy Happy Solid Orange Friday, y’all!

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Rascal Flatts — This Everyday Love 

Timely enough (since the concert is Friday), these guys have been showing up in my shuffle a lot lately. The show tomorrow should be good, as usual, and I still hope they play a lot of old stuff. Their new stuff is good, but their old stuff is best :)

Happy Thursday!

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Justin Timberlake — Not a Bad Thing

And just like that, it’s halfway through the week already. I should take vacation and have a short week every week. (Ha. If only.)

Happy Wednesday!

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