Thank you very much! These things are so much fun, you have no idea. And it's so hard to fuck up, if you just follow the pattern. Even the John blanket that I ended up making way too damn tight in the middle still looked fine, design-wise.
I know how you feel! Crocheting blankets suck, but it's worth it when you get to see the end result. I'm still crying over the loss of my biggest, most detailed one. Yours looks awesome btw. Is that knit? Knit always looks so much better than crochet when it comes to designs. It's so much cleaner.
No way, full on crochet! It's a special thermal stich my mom made up about fourty years ago. Only reason it looks all sexy detailed is 'cause this thing is like three foot tall! xD And yeah, it's such a royal pain doing it with the three colors. They just keep getting so TANGLEBUDDIES- wait.... That wasn't supposed to come out like that... >>;
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