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19 January 2008 @ 04:10 pm
Avatar: The Last Airbender Blanket  
Hi there! *waves* Somebody pointed me to this community to post this on, and said that you guys allow crocheted projects, so here we go. I don't know how many of you are Avatar fans (and if you are, I'm sorry if you've seen this already) but I crocheted a blanket based on the the four elemental designs from that show.... Thanks guys!

Avatar: The Four Elements
An Avatar: The Last Airbender blanket

Because I figure if you have an all-consuming, unnatural obsession that pretty much takes over your life with little remorse for its own part... well, you might as well be productive about this, right?







Full view:



Draped over a chair (yes, it really IS that massive... about 72x72"):



Details:













I also decided to write a pattern for it, should any fellow crocheters feel up to taking on this challenge, or if anyone's just curious as to how I did it... :D



Click here for the pattern!



Hope you all like it. And yes, feel free to marvel at the lengths I will go to satiate my fandom obsessions...
 
 
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SSBbluekitsune on January 19th, 2008 09:15 pm (UTC)
OMG!! That's awesome!! Great work, it's beautiful!
Kim: boomerang pwns by toniconsfavorikimby77 on January 19th, 2008 10:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks!!
Kalionthefloor on January 19th, 2008 09:20 pm (UTC)
OH... MY... GOD.

This is made of EPIC WINS!!!!! I'd love to convert this to a knit pattern! XD THANK YOU!!
Kalionthefloor on January 19th, 2008 09:29 pm (UTC)
Also, you're from Pittsburgh! I grew up there!! <33333333!!
Kim: boomerang pwns by toniconsfavorikimby77 on January 19th, 2008 10:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

Hm, I can't imagine knitting a blanket :/ It would take FOREVER!

Heh yeah... and I'm still stuck here too. :P What area did you grow up in?
Kalionthefloor on January 19th, 2008 11:20 pm (UTC)
I dunno, it's been so long since I've crocheted... I dunno, this might be a great excuse to pick it back up again. :D

Bethel Park. I have family in Gibsonton and Elwood City. Where are you at?
Kim: boomerang pwns by toniconsfavorikimby77 on January 19th, 2008 11:30 pm (UTC)
I know where Bethel Park is, but not the other ones you mentioned. I'm in Cheswick, which is near Springdale/Tarentum/New Ken, etc. But I work in Greensburg so I am moving out that way in a little under two weeks. :)
Kalionthefloor on January 19th, 2008 11:32 pm (UTC)
Woo! Sounds awesome! (I kinda stalked your journal a little and saw that you found a new place, congrats!)
Kim: boomerang pwns by toniconsfavorikimby77 on January 19th, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, cool. I stalk other people's journals quite frequently, so no worries. :D
Tephratephralynn on January 19th, 2008 09:49 pm (UTC)
Those charts would be excellent for double knitting.... *ponders*

I have blanket envy now.
Teh Chwazbaader_meinhof on January 19th, 2008 09:22 pm (UTC)
That's so cool!!! I wish I were a crocheter!
Kim: boomerang pwns by toniconsfavorikimby77 on January 19th, 2008 10:15 pm (UTC)
Heh, thanks! You could learn ;) It's not hard.
Teh Chwazbaader_meinhof on January 19th, 2008 10:31 pm (UTC)
Eh...I've tried. My knitting brain takes over and rejects the craft transplant.
Kim: boomerang pwns by toniconsfavorikimby77 on January 19th, 2008 10:33 pm (UTC)
Hahah oh well.... I think crochet is much easier and makes more sense than knitting. But that's probably cause I learned crochet first.
Laurus: Pakkulaurus_nobilis on January 19th, 2008 09:53 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's gorgeous! :D

Thanks a lot for the patterns. I'd love to make my own when I finish my current projects. Or at least use one of the squares to make a Water Tribe cushion, if I'm feelign lazy...
Kim: fire nation by iconnaissanceskimby77 on January 19th, 2008 10:15 pm (UTC)
Sure, that would be cool! Make sure to share pictures if you do make it. :D
lylianmaelylianmae on January 19th, 2008 10:02 pm (UTC)
Really awesome work!
Kim: boomerang pwns by toniconsfavorikimby77 on January 19th, 2008 10:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :D
Amber AKA the Crochet Fiend....hp5freak on January 19th, 2008 10:09 pm (UTC)
Very nice. I had to make a centerpiece to a blanket featuring the four avatar symbols last year. It was difficult because I was working in a much smaller space of stitches and certainly not as detailed.

Brilliant job.
Kim: fire nation by iconnaissanceskimby77 on January 19th, 2008 10:17 pm (UTC)
Ooh that's cool! I like how you modified the symbols to fit in a smaller space. :D

Thanks! :)
Does all her own stuntsairawyn on January 19th, 2008 11:21 pm (UTC)
Oh, beautiful!
Kim: fire nation by iconnaissanceskimby77 on January 19th, 2008 11:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks!!
sarchixsarchix on January 20th, 2008 12:40 am (UTC)
That is SO beautiful. I dare not show my kids because they would want me to knit it on top of all my other projects. (BTW - they are watching Avatar right now!!!)

Kim: boomerang pwns by toniconsfavorikimby77 on January 20th, 2008 01:07 am (UTC)
LoL, understandable.

(SWEET!)
sarchixsarchix on January 20th, 2008 01:14 am (UTC)
Even my two year old love that show. I'd love to see a knit version because I seem to be crochet inept. Hopefully my mother can teach my oldest (10 years old boy).
Kim: kawaii by tifarettekimby77 on January 20th, 2008 01:20 am (UTC)
I think a couple people were going to attempt to convert it to knitting. The charts are just made up of squares, so I don't see why you can't just take each square as a knit stitch instead of a crochet stitch. However, as for changing the colors mid-row and such, to make the foreground designs, I can offer no advice, as I am not that advanced with knitting yet. lol.
sarchixsarchix on January 20th, 2008 05:06 am (UTC)
My oldest son saw the pattern and now is asking my mother how to crochet. Yay, getting my son addicted to yarn too!
Kim: boomerang pwns by toniconsfavorikimby77 on January 20th, 2008 05:08 am (UTC)
Aw, how sweet! :D
QFB Cafe: Pan: tv is my friendtwotone on January 20th, 2008 12:42 am (UTC)
Oh wow, that is huge and beautiful!
Kim: boomerang pwns by toniconsfavorikimby77 on January 20th, 2008 01:07 am (UTC)
Heeh, thanks!!
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Kim: boomerang pwns by toniconsfavorikimby77 on January 20th, 2008 02:15 am (UTC)
Thanks so much! :D

Let me know how you do with the knitting.... :/ lol
crows o'clock: Fuzzy-Ballssheistheweather on January 20th, 2008 04:35 am (UTC)
Oh, that is TOO cool!
Kim: kawaii by tifarettekimby77 on January 20th, 2008 04:52 am (UTC)
:D Thanks!
Lindsaythefuryofcocks on January 20th, 2008 06:51 am (UTC)
fantastic!
Kimkimby77 on January 20th, 2008 04:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Megalionmegalion on January 20th, 2008 06:30 pm (UTC)
That is a FANTASTIC BLANKET!
Kim: depend on me by kimmy-16kimby77 on January 20th, 2008 06:35 pm (UTC)
Heeh, thanks!! :D
The Circuit Breaker: Bottle.smash_circuits on January 21st, 2008 06:41 am (UTC)
Oh, wow! I'm such an Avatar dork, and that's rather fantastic.

I have plans for Four Nations hats and an Aang arrow-head hat somewhere in my brain.
Kim: boomerang pwns by toniconsfavorikimby77 on January 21st, 2008 03:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

An Aang arrow hat would be awesome!!