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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Alan Rickman graph-ghan

Ok, I am almost finished with this. I wanted it done last week in honor of his 60th birthday but I was sooooo much more less done than I am now,......LOL!!!! It was a nice sunny day today so I forced the kids out to hold it up(after bribes of many snacks).

Here's the picture I used.

It's a photo of a print someone was selling on e-bay last year.
They said in their auction that it was a self-portrait Alan did for a charity.(Before he was an actor, Alan was a graphic artist, so I know he can draw.)

I have no idea which charity but he's always doing these nice things for charities so it sounds right.

ANYWAY, even if he didn't draw it, it's a fabulous image of him and I immediately thought of this when I decided to do an afghan of him.

Here's the almost-finished blanket...

(Images are clickable to enlage for viewing)

I say almost finished because I still need to block it to try and prevent the curling that this type of crocheting creates.

In this shot I wanted the "autograph" to show up. This part was tough to do so I did it exactly as 2 squares by 1 square). Then, at about his shoulder/neck area, I went to 2 squares by 2 squares for the rest. This allowed me to keep the autograph tight and try to make it readable. (Although, as many Alan Rickman fans know, his autograph usually resembles "Aran Pinkman" anyway. LOL!!!!

I think I will block it with black all the way around so it looks kinda like a picture frame. There are still a lot of loose ends to weave in at the back too.

Also I wanted to tell you all about my Snape ghan.
I had made the graph at this graph-generator site...


They had a "call out" to people who used their graph generator for projrcts and asked if we could send in photos of our artwork. So I sent the photo of Snape.

I heard back that they would include my afghan and that they were also interested in exhibiting it at the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery in Canton, New York from March - April. So I sent it to them. I really can't wait to hear back on what people think of it. I hope they let me know. (Even if it's not so nice).

I am so glad I heard about this site from the people at Crochetville. They have even improved the quality and options of the graphs you make so the Alan one I did is done from the newer version.


  • Wow!! Incredible work!

    By Anonymous Renee, at 5:26 PM  

  • i have no idea who this guy is, but again, you AMAZE me!!

    what a fun thing for your snape ghan - can't wait to hear what comes of it!!

    By Blogger Rebecca, at 11:51 AM  

  • Hello!
    I saw this at Claudia's GB and wanted to tell you how terrific both it and the Snape one are!
    Also, thank you for the much needed laugh on "Why you shouldn't post your picture on internet." You are completely evil - in the best possible sense of the word!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:13 PM  

  • The blanket is absolutely wonderful!
    As well as the original portrait!

    By Blogger Liana, at 3:29 AM  

  • Your are Nice. And so is your site! Maybe you need some more pictures. Will return in the near future.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:53 AM  

  • I am wondering can you send me pattern of this? Thanks.

    By Blogger Isabella, at 5:42 PM  

  • Hi Isabella!
    Well, all I did was take that first image I found on e-bay and uploaded it to that MicroRevolt link in the post.

    But for you, I did that and uploaded it to my photobucket account. Does this link work for you?

    That's as big as I can make it. (You need to click on the photo to enlarge it the most.)

    If that doesn't work try saving a copy of the first photo to your computer, going to microrevolt, and uploading it there yourself. Make sure to choose the largest grid option they offer on knitpro.

    Good luck!

    By Blogger Becky, at 6:45 PM  

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