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Nancy Gartenman
True Blue Farmgirl

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Nancy
West Seneca New York
USA
8592 Posts

Posted - May 31 2020 :  06:54:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

My neighbor across the street gave me a huge bag of yarn.Bless her heart, she can't see to do much needle work. Well these colors are not as a whole ones I would pick for myself, but I thought I at least could make a big and I mean big afghan for the cupboard in the living room to pull out in the winter. I still have a lot of yarn to use up yet so it will make for a very big blanket when I'M done.
Kind of cool here today, so Sunday pot roast.

NANCY JO

levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

7229 Posts

Denise
NJ
USA
7229 Posts

Posted - May 31 2020 :  06:59:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful Nancy! So bright and colorful. We all need beautiful colors in our lives!

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

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MrsMath
True Blue Farmgirl

53 Posts

Jessie
Shiloh NJ
USA
53 Posts

Posted - May 31 2020 :  08:21:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wonderful idea! I really should do likewise with my yarn partials! I love the vibrant colors. It's very cheery!

G>^V!! #Type1Mama
"When I am overwhelmed,lead me to the rock that is higher than I."
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Nancy Gartenman
True Blue Farmgirl

8592 Posts

Nancy
West Seneca New York
USA
8592 Posts

Posted - May 31 2020 :  08:42:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thank you Jessie.

NANCY JO
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3209 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3209 Posts

Posted - May 31 2020 :  09:10:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have to get my scrap-ghan out again.

Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5448 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
5448 Posts

Posted - May 31 2020 :  5:39:19 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I have one like that my mother made out of bright yarns. It is a huge granny square. I'll find it and post a picture.


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Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

613 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
613 Posts

Posted - Jun 01 2020 :  02:08:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I made one years ago to take camping. As I knitted items I would attach the leftover yarn into 3 huge balls then knitted three strands thick. This was to take camping with us. It was so thick and soft that we often used it to soften the ground. We also took it to picnics. Anyway, as the years went by that afghan made it's way around the family. One day my daughter showed up with it and my niece's dog had chewed up a big section of it. She was so pitiful when she asked if I could fix it. Now remember, by then the afghan was probably 10 or 15 years old. I told her "no". It had seen it's last days. (BTW, everyone just called it the ugly afghan) I threw it in the trash can. The next day I went out and low and behold the afghan had been taken out of the trash. I couldn't figure out where in the heck had it gone to? A few days later, I found the afghan. In my husbands trunk. When I asked him way he had removed it from the trash, he commented It's perfect to wrap stuff in to transport so the item doesn't get hurt. Now it's been 25 years and that afghan is still in service. Oh yes, I did make another. It is also loved.

Just thought I'd share

There is never a road so long that there isn't a curve in it.
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3209 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3209 Posts

Posted - Jun 01 2020 :  08:11:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Prefect. Recycle. Reduce. Reuse. Relove.



Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

13776 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
13776 Posts

Posted - Jun 01 2020 :  09:25:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Theresa,, Luv your memory of the old afghan you made...

Nancy jo,, I luv your afghan of many colors...

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

4752 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
4752 Posts

Posted - Jun 01 2020 :  10:59:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nancy, I love what you have made with all those colors! The afghan is beautiful and I love that it is nice and big for wrapping up in when the Winter months come back. There is nothing more comforting than a nice afghan to wrap up in with a good book on a road and miserable weather day.

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

3948 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3948 Posts

Posted - Jun 01 2020 :  1:09:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nancy, I love this idea. I have so many extra pieces left over that I could make me one. I always try to use them for other projects but a random blanket would be very neat.

Krista
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Nancy Gartenman
True Blue Farmgirl

8592 Posts

Nancy
West Seneca New York
USA
8592 Posts

Posted - Jun 02 2020 :  06:20:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You can even use up the leftover yarn to make a little blanket for a doll buggy or doll cradle.

NANCY JO
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