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A Simple Christmas Baby Blanket

Hello Guys,
I hope you are all getting your projects finished in time for Christmas. I still have a couple more to go, but got a baby blanket made for my bosses new baby girl. It's just simple washcloth design done on a bigger scale with 55% acrylic and 45% cotton. To even out the stitches, I threw it in the washer and then the dryer and it came out softer than when it went in.

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Help with pattern

Hi Guys,
I found a Lace Poncho that I would like to make as a Christmas gift. I am stumped by the directions and it says it's an easy pattern.

I understand the pattern stitch, but in the Poncho pattern, I don't see where you use rows 3-6 from the pattern stitch. What am I missing? Can anyone help me? I'm sure I've overlooked something simple.

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Satin needed for Baby Blanket

I have been making a baby blanket using Baby's First Lion Brand Yarn. It's a chunky yarn made up of 55% Acrylic and 45% Cotton. I chose to do this simple pattern that is more reminiscent of the tried-and-true washcloth pattern that has been used for hundreds of years. The parents like think simple.

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I Made It Through Hip Replacement

Hello everyone,
First of all, a great big thank you to all of you who sent me heartwarming encouragement before I let my surgeon dig into me like an unsuspecting uncooked ham leg. The surgery was Nov. 9th and here it is a week later and all is well. While there is still pain at the incision site, the horrendous pre-surgical pain is all but a (bad) memory. Amazing.

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Afghan Finished

It's finally finished! I have been knitting this afghan for seven months and have learned so much...especially about unknitting and going back and fixing the odd stitch several rows down. You will have to excuse how bad I look in the picture, but I wanted to show how nicely the afghan molds to what is underneath it. The finished size is 48" x 60".

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Baby's First Yellow Yarn

Hello men,
My dear co-worker made it through her first trimester of her pregnancy. Unfortunately, this past Friday's visit shows no fetal growth or movement, so the baby was lost. Poor dear. Mom and Dad are coping and are tough people, so they will rebound well.

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New Stitch-A-Day YouTube Channel

Hi guys, especially the newbies out there. I have been watching the site

NEW STITCH-A-DAY YOUTUBE CHANNEL

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New Scarf & Surgery

Hello Everyone. I haven't been posting for awhile as I have been dealing with all that precedes hip replacement surgery. I have been in pain for a couple years and this year it just got to be too much, so Nov. 9 I go in for a right-hip replacement. I am not looking forward to the rehab, but I am looking forward to no more hip/leg pain.

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One Year Anniversary on MWK

Hi guys! I have now been a member just one year. My but a lot has happened over the past year. I've learned so much and have met so many nice people on this site. I want to thank all of you who have shared your suggestions with me and who just put your samples out there for us to see, both in-progress and finished projects. They are truly inspirational.

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Baby Blanket Yarn & Pattern

I am planning on making a baby blanket for a friend of mine. I have found some patterns, everything from a washcloth-type pattern to some so complicated that I can't begin to understand them. I am looking for something that would be considered middle of the road, probably a pattern without a lot of lacy holes in it. Baby fingers and lace aren't a good match.

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