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Project info
Rainbow Blanket
Knitting
Marcos
Needles & yarn
US 10 - 6.0 mm
Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! Solids
Notes

9/13 - Cast on 110 stitches last night, but I consider my starting date today.

My plan was to use Knit Picks Palette to make a rainbow blanket for my nephew. I ordered the yarn, and then realized that a blanket that size in fingering weight yarn would take me until about Total Batty Time, 2014 to finish. So I put it on hold.

Then, Sept. 9th came, and my nephew was being born. While waiting in the caf with her family while my sis-in-law Julia got some sleep, I went to Facebook on my phone to show my mother-in-law the baby shower pics Julia had posted. Now, Julia had forbidden all guys from her baby shower except her husband, and her gay guy friends. She took a pic of her guy friends all together and put it on FB.

When Julia’s uncle saw the pic, it launched him into a tirade against LGBT folks and gay marriage. It was epically misguided, riddled with Bible verses, and Did. Not. Stop. I tried to change the subject several times (there’s no arguing with people like that) but he wasn’t to be stopped. Finally, I turned to him and told him that I believed God was the only person who could judge, not he or I. It stopped him for a while.

So… my point? Now I’m making this for Julia to protest her homophobic uncle. I hope she uses it every time she sees him. She’s going to love it.

9/15 - Did I mention that there will be 35,420 stitches in this blanket? swoon

9/19 - Four colors down, three to go!

9/23 - Finished! Ends all tucked in too. I absolutely love the colors together. Even the little pile of ends on the table makes me smile.

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September 13 2012
September 23 2012
 
About this pattern
Personal pattern (not in Ravelry)
About this yarn
by Hobby Lobby
Aran
100% Acrylic
355 yards / 198 grams
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  • Project created: September 13, 2012
  • Finished: September 23, 2012
  • Updated: October 3, 2012
  • Progress updates: 8 updates