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Rainbow baby blanket.
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Aabye message #1
Rainbow baby blanket.
October 27, 2014 at 4:05:35 AM
 
So.. My good friend is having a little girl next month. 
She asked me if I could make a blanket for her. She is on love with a particular clothes design. It is called "Molo - Rainbow" - so I decided to make a blanket for her in those colours...

It's almost done now, I only have to do one more section of colours Cheesy 

 


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astridl message #2
Re: Rainbow baby blanket.
October 27, 2014 at 9:44:30 AM  (in response to Aabye message #1)
 
Wow!!! That is wonderful! Looks amazing!!!


I am a knitaholic living in Vienna, Austria and am starting to explore the world of crochet. I am addicted! Cheesy


 
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BetwixtTheStitch message #3
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October 27, 2014 at 9:55:18 AM  (in response to Aabye message #1)
 
Absolutely gorgeous!


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Stitchboard Admin message #4
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October 28, 2014 at 1:21:44 AM  (in response to Aabye message #1)
 
Line,

Ooooooooh!  Love it!  Kiss  I like it so much more than any baby blanket I've ever made...I always stuck with blah pastels.  Now I'm going to be thinking about rainbow colors for the next one!  Kiss


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Aabye message #5
Re: Rainbow baby blanket.
October 29, 2014 at 1:33:41 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #4)
 
Thank you very much ladies Cheesy
I'm very excited about it too, and can't wait to give it to my good friend Cheesy 


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Re: Rainbow baby blanket.
October 29, 2014 at 1:53:29 AM  (in response to Aabye message #5)
 
Line,

Please do let us know how that goes, because I'm certain she's going to love it!  Kiss


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Aabye message #7
Re: Rainbow baby blanket.
May 4, 2015 at 1:23:12 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #6)
 
I completly forgot about this thread I made... I have af course given my friend the blanket for her baby.

The baby girl is a couple of months old now.. She was born on the 24th of november (so we actually share birthdays Cheesy )

 


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Re: Rainbow baby blanket.
May 4, 2015 at 11:14:26 PM  (in response to Aabye message #7)
 
Line,

Not only did this turn out beautifully Kiss, I see you do as I like to...you make the blankets super large, so they'll be of use for a long time!  Kiss

Great job!  Kiss

How is your move going...have you packed a lot so far?  July isn't terribly far away now, woo hoo!  Kiss


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Aabye message #9
Re: Rainbow baby blanket.
May 5, 2015 at 5:24:52 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #8)
 
Melanie, 

Yes, I like to make the blankets big so the kids can use them for a longer period of time.. Cheesy



Oh the move.. We have started packing some of out stuff (mostly the stuff we dont need right now.
Ufortunately we had to sell my cat Sad I have become allergic to her, and the antihistamines I got to make the symptoms go away didn't work Cry We have found the perfect family for her, who allows us to follow them on facebook. They send pictures of her regularly.
On top of that my beloved grandmother died on the 3rd of april, just a week before my sons 4th birthday :/

So even though we have to move, I am not super excited right now.. There is something missing :/


Anyhow I just need to pass 6 exams before we can move. The first one is psychology on the 20th of may.. I am super nervous..

 


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Stitchboard Admin message #10
Re: Rainbow baby blanket.
May 6, 2015 at 1:37:24 AM  (in response to Aabye message #9)
 
Line,

Awww, my thoughts exactly!  Kiss  If I'm making such a blanket, it's because I really care about the person, and that means nothing small!

I'm so sorry there are some bittersweet things happening right along with the move.  Cry  That must have broken your heart about your cat.  Cry  I'm glad at least you'll know all about her...it's so horrible when someone won't give you info and you never hear again...and to get pics...fantastic!  Kiss

And I'm sorry about your grandmother...that's always hard to take.  Cry

I'm very sorry it feels like something is missing after all you're going through.  Maybe the thing to remember is that this is a very good, positive thing, and at some point the bad feelings will subside and stop overshadowing your happiness.  Kiss

Ouch, six exams?  Surprised  That said, you'll do well...I know it!  Kiss


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Aabye message #11
Re: Rainbow baby blanket.
May 6, 2015 at 11:16:53 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #10)
 
Melanie,

It is truely hard. I miss the kitty sooo much.. It's awfull without her, but I have to be a bit selfish because of the allergies.. :/ Luckily I am not allergic to the dog.. And I haven't had any attacks since the cat moved..

Oh well.. My grandmother.. She have had cancer for 2 years, in the bones, the liver, the brain and breast cancer on top of it.. She have been perfectly fine right until the treatment stopped working a couple of months ago.. She decided to stop all treatment a week before she died, and the cancer had taken over so much of her body that she lost her sight and her hearing.
The last couple of hours (luckily I was there) she had no control what so ever over her body..
So I am some kind of happy that she at least is free from her pain..



Urgh.. 6 exams.. Going crazy. I am not at all nervous about the 2 english exams or the one in social sience.. But the 2 danish ones, and the one in psychology... Pheeew...  I am allready sweating about it.. Can't wait to be done though... Then I can concentrate on the move, and I can start planning our wedding for real.. Cheesy 


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Stitchboard Admin message #12
Re: Rainbow baby blanket.
May 7, 2015 at 1:53:40 AM  (in response to Aabye message #11)
 
Line,

I can't imagine...I would be so bereft without our kitty.  Cry  I'm glad you can keep your dog, though.

It's good that you found your cat a lovely home.  I once gave away the sweetest kitty...she was a stray...we didn't have the room and couldn't keep her.  I asked for a promise of visitation rights, and was told it was okay...but then I received no further info and nobody ever returned my calls, so I knew I'd never see her again.  Cry  It broke my heart.  I wouldn't change a thing I did back then, but I loved that sweet little girl.  Cry

It's hard to let go of someone you love so much, but when their life completely lacks quality, of course, it's something no one would wish on them to keep going in pain.  The selfish part says, "I want them here!" and the unselfish part realizes it's not the best thing for them.  And the worst part is the whole thing completely sucks.  Cry  Selfish, unselfish, it's the worst.  Cry

Sending good thoughts about your exams.  Kiss  I'm sure you'll do well...you're so smart!  Kiss  Also, does it help you to calm down if you think about the move and your wedding?

I keep meaning to mention that some friends of ours got a dog...a gorgeous boy...a husky.  I feel I have to tell them the reason they're having a lot of trouble with him is because he probably doesn't feel challenged!  I have a feeling they didn't know what they were in for when they chose a husky.  Cry


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Aabye message #13
Rainbow baby blanket.
May 7, 2015 at 7:56:58 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #12)
 
Melanie,

The tought of the move and a wedding does not comfort me at all.. It makes me more stressed.. :p haha


Oh no.. Not a husky...
A husky needs soooo much stimulation.. Not only physically but mentally too... The last part is the most important one.. And it is so easy to challenge a dog like that if you know what you are doing.. 

Show them this: 

The AKC Standard says the Siberian Husky "does not display the possessive qualities of the guard dog, nor is he overly suspicious of strangers or aggressive with other dogs."

Indeed, the free-spirited Siberian Husky is usually good-natured with everyone.

He is also very playful, athletic, agile, and light on his feet. He loves the great outdoors and requires vigorous exercise, especially in cool weather. He should be taken running, hiking, and/or biking every day, always on-leash, for he is independent and born to run. If something catches his interest, he'll be gone. Teaching him to pull carts and sleds gives him a purpose in life.

Without such exercise, mental activity, and lots of companionship, he can be incredibly, massively destructive.

Most Siberian Huskies are sociable with other dogs, but he has a very high prey drive and may destroy cats if not raised with them. Siberians should not be kept around rabbits, ferrets, or birds. Fencing must be high and secure, for he can be an escape artist, and once loose, he may run deer and molest livestock.

Training is a challenge because the strong-willed Siberian Husky is inclined to use his intelligence in clever ways that suit his own purposes. Use food rewards -- jerking this breed can result in melodramatic theatrics, including screaming. Digging and howling are favorite pastimes.

If you want a dog who...

  • Is medium-sized and furry,
  • Is free-spirited and playful,
  • Is athletic and agile and loves the great outdoors, especially in cold weather
  • Thinks that running full-speed, pulling carts and sleds, and/or carrying a backpack on a mountain hike are his purposes in life
  • Is usually good-natured with strangers and sociable with other dogs

A Siberian Husky may be right for you.


If you don't want to deal with...

  • Vigorous exercise requirements
  • Rowdiness and exuberant jumping, especially when young
  • Massive destructiveness and howling when bored, left alone too much, or not exercised enough
  • Strong instincts to chase and grab anything that runs, i.e. cats
  • Escaping from your yard in search of adventure
  • Strong-willed mind of his own, requiring a confident owner who can take charge
  • Heavy shedding
  • Plus all of the above

A Siberian Husky is not the right dog for you.

 




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Aabye message #14
Re: Rainbow baby blanket.
May 7, 2015 at 8:05:04 AM  (in response to Aabye message #13)
 
  • Providing enough exercise. Siberian Huskies MUST have regular opportunities to vent their energy. Otherwise they will become rambunctious and bored -- which they usually express by howling and destructive chewing. Bored Siberian Huskies are famous for chewing through drywall, ripping the stuffing out of sofas, and turning your yard into a moonscape of giant craters.

    Unless you specifically want an athletic dog for sledding, carting, backpacking, or other outdoor-related activities, preferably in a cool climate, I do not recommend this breed. Siberian Huskies were never intended to be simply pets. Trying to suppress their "hardwired" drive to work, without providing alternate outlets for their energy, can be difficult. 
     

  • Bounciness. Young Siberian Huskies (up to about two years old) romp and jump with great vigor, and things can go flying, including people.

    -  If you have small children, or if you or anyone who lives with you is elderly or infirm, I do not recommend Siberian Husky puppies. The temptation to play roughly is too strong in many young Siberian Huskies.

     

  • Strong chasing instincts. Most Siberian Huskies have strong instincts to chase and seize cats and other fleeing creatures, including deer and livestock. If anything goes wrong in the breeding, socializing, training, handling, or management of this breed, it is capable of seriously injuring or killing other animals.

     - To keep your Siberian Husky in, and to keep other animals out, fences should be high, with wire sunk into the ground along the fence line to thwart digging. Gates should have the highest quality locks. Many Siberian Huskies are clever escape artists who will go over, under, or through fences in search of adventure.


     

  • Stubbornness. Siberian Huskies are not Golden Retrievers. They have an independent mind of their own and are not pushovers to raise and train. They can be manipulative, and many are willful, obstinate, and dominant (they want to be the boss) and will make you prove that you can make them do things. You must show them, through absolute consistency, that you mean what you say.

    - NEVER show any kind of "mental" weakness when training..  

     

  • Heavy shedding. Siberian Huskies shed a LOT. You'll find hair and fur all over your clothing, upholstery, carpeting, under your furniture, on your countertops -- even in your food. Frequent vacuuming will become a way of life. Make sure you're REALLY up for this.

     

  • Noise. Unless you live way out in the boondocks and have no neighbors, Siberian Huskies should never be left outside in your yard, unsupervised. Their mournful howling will have your neighbors calling the cops to report the nuisance -- or quietly letting your Siberian Husky out of his yard so he'll wander away.

     - Frankly, most Siberian Huskies are "too much dog" for the average household. Very few people can provide the types of athletic activities that keep this breed satisfied.



    Show them this too.. I am sure they can be wonderfull Husky owners, as long as they take these few things seriously.. The breed is a wonderful companion when trained the right way.. They will have a friend for life..

    But  the dog can - and will be - their worst nightmare if they are not careful. 




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Stitchboard Admin message #15
Re: Rainbow baby blanket.
May 7, 2015 at 11:49:26 PM  (in response to Aabye message #14)
 
Line,

Argh, I'm so sorry those things stress you out!  Cry  It will be okay, though...you'll get through and you're going to be very, very happy!  Kiss

Thank you sooooooooooooo much for all of the excellent info!  Kiss  I've sent all of it to my phone and hopefully they'll take this seriously, because I'd hate to think they'd start having trouble with the dog and not understand why.  Cry  He was already unruly the first time we met him...he tried to run away!

I'm guessing whoever gave them this beautiful dog didn't bother explaining what they were going to have to do, and that's so wrong.  Cry  They should have been informed from the start.

He really is gorgeous, though!  Kiss


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