Saturday, November 4, 2017

Winter Project Link Party



Welcome to November's Winter Project Link Party! I hope you will want to join me in sharing your current crafty works-in-progress or recent finishes. This month, I'm still plugging away with Maybelle, but I have wonderful news: she's all joined up! YES. I have joined all 169 Maybelle squares and now I have a gigantic square blanket of about 90 inches. I can't believe I've made it this far. I still need to add a border, which will definitely be a narrow one since the blanket is just so very large. There is no need for a deep, detailed border here!


Actually, the joining was pleasant, and I enjoyed it for the most part. The joining method is very simple and easy to do, with very little counting and nothing complicated to remember. I joined the squares from the wrong side, so the joined edges look a little curly right now, but I'm sure they'll flatten out quickly once we've started using the blanket on our bed. I love the central joins between four squares, though they look lumpy right now too. Never mind, it will be fine. Blankets are the most forgiving thing to crochet, just one reason why I love 'em so much. Plus all the toasty, snuggly stuff. Yeah, that's pretty good too.


I'm almost giddy about being finished joining this blanket, to the point that I actually don't have a lot to say in this post! It's silly, I know, but it was such a long time coming that I can't quite put it all into words. I will share a reveal post very soon, with a much better grasp of the English language, I promise. :)

Just a quick note - after last month's party, I realized there was a code problem with my grab-able link party button, featured below. I think it's fixed now, but please let me know if it doesn't work and I'll try to troubleshoot it again.

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It's link-up time! Please read the link-up guidelines below. To keep it fresh, please add your project posts about current works in progress or very recent finishes. You can add as many posts as you like.

Be sure to link back to this post in your winter project post to help spread the word about this link party!

Grab a link party button (code is below) to display on your blog!

Thistlebear

21 comments:

  1. It's looking lovely. I'm waiting to see it all finished now, with the border added, and lots of lovely photos to show it off.

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  2. Well done Jennifer, what a beauty she is! Thanks once more for the link party, I wrote my post this afternoon, thinking it would be link up time soon. xx

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  3. Lovely blanket! I'd like to see what you do for the border!
    I could use a detailed tutorial on how to join a CAL like your Winter Party. I get confused with all the little windows vying for attention...

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    1. Hi Namari, I'll be happy to walk you through it, please email me: thistlebearhome @ gmail dot com (take out spaces, use a period where it says dot).

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  4. It's looking great Jennifer, well done. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the border. I need to get cracking and take some pictures of mine ready for blogging. I've not blogged for a while, eek! Cx

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  5. Maybelle! She is beautiful! I know how you feel when you accomplish something huge like joining so many squares it’s hard to explain the excitement. It will be fun to see what you come up with for border.
    Blessings, Betsy

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  6. Wow, it's looking lovely. The grey is scrumptious, so soothing, and the perfect backdrop for your other colours. I shall look forward to seeing your progress on the border. I love that it's such a good size. And not a moment too soon, winter is coming. CJ xx

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  7. Your blankie is beautiful, Jennifer. Well done! :o)

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  8. I'm amazed you got all those squares linked up, it's so pretty.

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  9. The gray is gorgeous! Smart! Happy November, friend!

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  10. I just love this blanket! It's pretty without being too feminine and the colors are so cozy!

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  11. Almost there Jennifer I can't wait to see it with it's border, thank you for hosting. :) x

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  12. Oh wow it looks great. Absolutely beautiful

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  13. Congrats on nearing the finish with your gorgeous blanket.

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  14. Well done on getting to this point! I'm so glad it's making you happy. It must feel great, seeing it all come together like this. x

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  15. Well done Jennifer! The blanket looks amazing, and it must be such a cozy weight too! You make me laugh with this post ;) Can't wait to see the full reveal.
    Wendy

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  16. Oooh, Maybelle is looking gorgeous! Can't wait to see her in all her un-folded glory!

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  17. Your blanket is beautiful, and your gray is beautiful. Gray only in gray day is gray...I add a bit of color from me.

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  18. Your blanket is gorgeous. I love that feeling of almost being finished a huge project...so fun.

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  19. Your Maybelle blanket looks so gorgeous Jennifer! Well done on all that joining! Xox

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  20. Beautiful job with joining all the blocks. What an inspiration! The blanket is looking beautiful already. Thank you so much for hosting the party!

    -Soma
    -Soma

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