Love and Support Blanket

Babka NorCal 9bOctober 30, 2009

I finally finished Mary Maxim's Love and Support Blanket. I'd hoped to get it done in time for Breast Cancer month (Oct.), but the lymphedema in my arm cut way back on my knitting time. I donated it to my local American Cancer Society store and they were very happy. Actually I was glad to get it out of my house, as it reminded me of all those hours in chemo when I worked on it.

Are any of you glad to say goodbye to a project?

Here are some pics of the blanket:

-Babka

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gabriell_gw

That is really beautiful!I've never tried the cables. You did well.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2009 at 11:10PM
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donna_loomis

Beautiful afghan! You did a wonderful job.

Yes, I know the feeling of just wanting to see something gone. I started a Blue Delft afghan several years ago and lost interest in it. But it kept staring me in the face and rubbing it in that I was a quitter. So last year I forced myself to finish it. While I was weaving in all the ends my daughter saw it and told me how beautiful it was. So as soon as I was done I told her it was hers. I was so glad to see it go to her house.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2009 at 6:30PM
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chefreashelle

You afghan is truly beautiful, and donated to a worthy cause. When my hubby spent a month in the hospital having surgery for his cancer I spent all my free time crocheting him stuff to stay warm once he came home. My stuff didn't leave my house, but I was so glad when I got it done and he came home.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2009 at 8:49AM
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debey

I JUST LOVE TO MAKE THAT BLANKET FOR MY MOTHER . SHE AWAY COLD SHE BEEN HIT WITH CANCER TWO TIMES ONE WAS HER NOISE
THANK GOD THEY GOT IT . BUT LET A MARK ON HER FACES BUT SHE ALIVE .AND THEN THEY FOUND IT DOWN BELOW SHE HAD 7 SURGERYS IN TWO WEEKS SHE A FIGHTER IT YOU WOULD PLEASE BE KIND TO SEND ME THE PATTERN I WOULD BE SO HAPPY THAT I COULD MAKE IT FOR HER SHE WOULD CRY I NO IT AM ALWAY GIVING TO THE CANCER SOCIETY DEBRA

    Bookmark   January 12, 2010 at 11:35AM
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Babka NorCal 9b

Here's the link to the pattern.

Here is a link that might be useful: Love and Support Blanket

    Bookmark   January 12, 2010 at 1:40PM
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debey

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIME TO SHOW ME WERE I CAN GET IT . I WAS HOPING THAT YOU WOULD BE SO NICE TO SEND ME THE PATTERN. THANK YOU DEBEY

    Bookmark   January 12, 2010 at 4:07PM
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socks

Babka, that is so beautiful. Is the yarn in the kit acrylic? It really is beautiful, but it's pretty large too, so I can imagine it did take quite a while to do.

Glad you are through the chemo, and I hope you are doing well.

Good luck with the project, Debey. I know your dear mother will love it.

    Bookmark   January 16, 2010 at 10:09PM
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Babka NorCal 9b

Thanks Socks, the yarn in the kit is acrylic. Wash and wear. They gave me a different (MM Best Value) yarn than the Starlette that the kit was supposed to have. I didn't notice that, since I was headed to chemo and wanted a "project" to kill the time spent with a tube in my arm. I had three large (almost 300 yards each) skeins left over. I guess someone just grabbed 10 skeins of pink yarn and put them in the kit. Starlette yarn has 180 yds.per 3.5oz ball. Best Value has 294 yds. per 6oz ball. Big difference.

I'm doing just fine, thanks for asking.

Be sure to get your Mams Grammed.

-Babka

    Bookmark   January 16, 2010 at 11:00PM
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debey

THANK YOU I HAVEN,T STARTED THE BLANKET . BECAUSE I AM DOING SOCKS RIGHT NOW. BUT I CANT WAIT TO START . WHEN I CALLED MY MOTHER SHE WAS SO HAPPY. I GOT EVERYTHING JUST NEED TO FINISH THE SOCKS I WAS SO HAPPY I COPY IT 5 TIMES THIS WAY I WONT LOSE THE PATTERN . THANK YOU DEBEY

    Bookmark   January 22, 2010 at 5:00PM
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debey

I just drop in to say hello to everyone . i start the blanket . and hope everyone is fine debey

    Bookmark   February 3, 2010 at 7:36AM
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sorie6

Babka that blanket is beautiful!!! I don't think I could do that pattern. Looks to complicated for me!! Hope you are doing well . I'm a breast cancer suvivor it will be 18yr. this month!!! Continued good health!

    Bookmark   February 4, 2010 at 5:40PM
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Babka NorCal 9b

18 years! You are a survivor with a capital S!

Yes you could do this pattern, Sorie. It comes with a graph, and I used post-it notes to keep my place. You knit or purl or slip stitches depending on the symbols on that row on the graph. One row at a time... ;-)

-Babka

    Bookmark   February 7, 2010 at 2:15PM
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maryrose58

would you be willing to share this pattern with me. thank you so much. my email is kdsstr1958@hotmail.com

    Bookmark   August 4, 2010 at 5:55PM
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Babka NorCal 9b

Here's the link at MM.

Here is a link that might be useful: Love and Support Blanket

    Bookmark   August 8, 2010 at 7:12PM
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palmer13_rogers_com

any chance you could give us knitters a break and post the pattern for free?? as a knitter we always have that hidden stash.after we make it then we could donate it or give it to a friend. sadly we all know someone who has cancer. and who would not want a warm blanket?. I know mary maxim never give free patterns thanks Jodi

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 7:50AM
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palmer13_rogers_com

any chance you could give us knitters a break and post the pattern for free?? as a knitter we always have that hidden stash.after we make it then we could donate it or give it to a friend. sadly we all know someone who has cancer. and who would not want a warm blanket?. I know mary maxim never give free patterns thanks Jodi

    Bookmark   May 17, 2011 at 9:49AM
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Babka NorCal 9b

The pattern is copyrighted. Please respect that. The kit is still being sold...by Mary Maxim.

-Babka

    Bookmark   May 19, 2011 at 12:43AM
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merrimancat

My mom bought the kit to make this afghan for me to have as a comfort. My late husband passed away of breast cancer. When she got the kit, the only thing that was included was some kind of graph. She is an experienced knitter and has knitted alot of things...she is at the intermediate level.
She doesn't get the instructions too well. She has tried calling Mary Maxim...not a whole lot of help there. Can any of you wonderful people have some better instruction?
She wants something written...can anyone help us?
I think this afghan is gorgeous and would really give me alot of happiness!

Thank you

Linda Merriman

    Bookmark   August 13, 2011 at 9:47PM
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merrimancat

My mom bought the kit to make this afghan for me to have as a comfort. My late husband passed away of breast cancer. When she got the kit, the only thing that was included was some kind of graph. She is an experienced knitter and has knitted alot of things...she is at the intermediate level.
She doesn't get the instructions too well. She has tried calling Mary Maxim...not a whole lot of help there. Can any of you wonderful people have some better instruction?
She wants something written...can anyone help us?
I think this afghan is gorgeous and would really give me alot of happiness!

Thank you

Linda Merriman

    Bookmark   August 13, 2011 at 10:08PM
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Babka NorCal 9b

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.

Knitting off a graph/chart was new to me too, but learning how to do it opened a whole lot of doors into other projects. Here is a link to a Google search page with many different websites explaining how to follow a graph pattern. One of them might make sense to your Mom.

It was helpful for me to enlarge the graph and I used Post-it Sticky notes to keep my place.

It seems daunting at first, but all those little symbols will eventually make sense. Or is there a knitter's group in your town where she could get hands on advice?

Here is a link that might be useful: Websites to check out

    Bookmark   August 14, 2011 at 1:49PM
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