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bip
03-05-2008, 09:20 AM
I've been working on this one since just before Christmas and I'm glad to say it is in final assembly. It was supposed to use up a bunch of Kureyon I had left over from a failed sweater, but I think it may have ended up adding to my stash, and unfortunately ended up being quite expensive. I was inspired by the Paintbox Kureyon on Ravelry, though I misunderstood what she had done and instead of keeping one colorway per square, I mixed them. I like her effect better, but oh well!


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3057/2312532654_d9b943fc8d.jpg


UPDATE -

It is DONE, here's the FO:


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3269/2336284244_5508d8b636.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3198/2335451055_6993e8a765.jpghttp://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/%22http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3057/2312532654_d9b943fc8d.jpg%22

dustinac
03-05-2008, 09:22 AM
:inlove: love it...that is so pretty and I love the colors! Great job :woohoo:

boo1
03-05-2008, 09:58 AM
I've never knitted a throw or afghan but I will one of these days. Hope it's as pretty! :thumbsup:

The.Knitter
03-05-2008, 10:03 AM
That is such a beautiful afghan! You've done a fabulous job on it. I love all the colours. It is bright and cheerful and you should be very proud of it! Keep up the good work.

KnitWit1987
03-05-2008, 10:07 AM
That is SOOO Pretty!! I love the colors!! :inlove:

mwhite
03-05-2008, 10:13 AM
I think it's fabulous! You did a great job and that's alotta work! :yay: :yay: :yay:

knitgal
03-05-2008, 10:54 AM
That is lovely! I love log cabin, great job.

happyfingers
03-05-2008, 11:02 AM
That is absolutely eye poping I love it :inlove:

knit2btied
03-05-2008, 11:47 AM
What a bright and colorful afghan! So much work, you must be proud!

McKnitty
03-05-2008, 12:16 PM
Wow! That is beautiful! Really nice work.

sue in canada
03-05-2008, 12:21 PM
That looks amazing.

feministmama
03-05-2008, 01:14 PM
:thud:girrrrrrl you need to enter that in a contest. So gorgeous!!!!!

Jaxhil
03-05-2008, 01:31 PM
That is really beautiful-well done!

tootie44
03-05-2008, 02:16 PM
It is beautiful!!

Debkcs
03-05-2008, 02:23 PM
That is absolutely eye popping I love it

Really, truly, beautiful! I'd hang that on a wall so that I could look at it all the time. Great work!

nancydee
03-05-2008, 02:35 PM
bip,
It is exquisite!! I love all your colors and combinations. Thanks for posting the picture.

nancydee

Jan in CA
03-05-2008, 02:59 PM
I think it's gorgeous just as it is!! :inlove:

Knit4Fun
03-05-2008, 03:23 PM
Wow...that's stunning! :inlove:

bip
03-05-2008, 03:32 PM
I think it's gorgeous just as it is!! :inlove:

Thanks! But I do intend to take those little pieces of paper off (they are the numbers so I would put each square in the right place).

Thanks everyone for all your nice comments :muah:

Lima
03-05-2008, 07:55 PM
I want to try:knitting: it. Never made before:wink:

Skater
03-06-2008, 01:18 AM
I think it's a beautiful work of art. The colors are so vibrant.

Doodknitwit
03-06-2008, 01:34 AM
so did you change yarn on each strip or keep knitting the next :yay: gorgeous

bip
03-06-2008, 09:13 AM
I did change color after every strip. At first I kept to a strict A-B-C...-G order (there were supposed to be 7 colors), but I ran out of some colors at two separate points and wasn't able to replace them with the same color. Plus, if I had just a little of a certain color, I tried to make one of the smaller squares out of it to minimize joins and not leave behind unusuable scraps of yarn.

WandaT
03-06-2008, 09:34 AM
Wow!! That is amazing!!! Beautiful colors - great job!

KnittingNat
03-06-2008, 04:59 PM
It's absolutely gorgeous :inlove:

nonny2t
03-07-2008, 05:49 AM
I don't know what the "supposed to be" look was, but yours is gorgeous! Well done!:cheering:

Dangles
03-07-2008, 02:58 PM
What a beautiful afghan. :thumbsup:

msknitter
03-09-2008, 12:57 AM
Totally awesome! I'd love to see what it looks like when it's vertical. I don't know how you put that on a bed - really it looks like it should be hanging like a picture. Excellent. I'd love to do something like that, but cats would wreck that! Awesome choice of colors and arrangement- Congratulations!!

Knit4Pie
03-09-2008, 07:23 AM
Really incredible and beautiful! Lovely colors too. I agree, that's a wall-piece for sure!

bip
03-16-2008, 09:55 AM
Just bumping so people can see the FO (I added the FO pics in the OP).

Suziblues
03-16-2008, 11:15 AM
Bip, that is one of the most pretty afghans ever! You should be very, very proud and happy. Sure, it may have costed a bit to make it, but I bet it would sell for A LOT more!
It's BEAUTIFUL!
:thumbsup:

Debkcs
03-16-2008, 02:46 PM
What everyone else said, and my undying admiration for your color choices. That is really beautiful!

mwedzi
03-16-2008, 03:52 PM
Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous! :inlove:

annikah
03-16-2008, 04:05 PM
:inlove:...beautiful!!!! Great job!

Jen17
03-17-2008, 10:49 AM
That is gorgeous!:cheering:

Yellenpatch
03-18-2008, 02:04 PM
Just beautiful!!! I love the variations in the individual colors. It makes it glow!

Jan in CA
03-18-2008, 02:13 PM
The FO is gorgeous! :inlove:

bip
03-18-2008, 02:19 PM
Lol, as I was boxing it up to send to my mom (hey, I told her it was for her before I realized how gorgeous it was going to turn out!), DH said, "Oh, I coughed and got my cold germs on it so you really shouldn't give it to her. You don't want to give her a cold." Nice try! Mom says we can have it back when she dies. Um, she's only 53 so it's gonna be a while! I know she will take excellent care of it though, better than we would (our lives are crazy, and only going to get crazier in a few years when we have kids).

Plus, I thought about my mom the whole time I made it, which was really cool. Now she will think of me whenever she uses it. If I didn't give it to her, all I would think about every time I used it is how I screwed my mom out of a pretty blanket :roflhard:

bethany
03-18-2008, 08:52 PM
oh that is really lovely! I love how you did the colors! It looks like wall art! Gorgeous!

sue in canada
03-18-2008, 10:57 PM
The FO is amazing. What a lucky Mom.

Ivy
03-20-2008, 05:20 AM
Beautiful - both you and your afghan. It takes a lot to give a loved object to someone else, even if it is your Mom :)

mare-nitt
03-20-2008, 06:40 AM
It truely is a work of art, and your mom is very lucky to have a daughter like you and this gift.

Maria2009
03-20-2008, 07:22 AM
wow wow that is amazing blanket!

auburnchick
03-21-2008, 09:26 AM
:passedout:

Wow! That's all I can say!

HollyP
03-21-2008, 12:01 PM
I just went to look at your inspiration and I have to say I like yours better!! That truly is a work of art!!!!

Now I am very tempted to start one. How did you work the black border? Was it knit separately and then seamed on or did you pick up the stitches and knit?

bip
03-21-2008, 12:36 PM
Thanks! Glad to hear I am paying the inspiration forward, since I was inspired by KathyMarie's (on Ravelry).

Yes, I picked up stitches for the border, here is how I did it:

I laid all 12 squares out 3 x 4 and numbered them like this:

3 2 1
6 5 4
9 8 7
12 11 10

On the following squares, I added border to the right-hand side and top: 1,2,4,5,7,8

On the following squares, I added border to the right-hand side, top and left-hand side: 3,6,9

I added border to the right-hand side, top and bottom of squares 10 & 11.

I added border to all sides of square 12.

Hope that helps!

KnitTwit
03-21-2008, 12:42 PM
Holy crap!!!!!!!!!!!!! That afghan is beeeeeeeeeeeeutiful!!!! You must be very proud, as you should be. :notworthy:

shifio
03-21-2008, 04:50 PM
i love it must have taken ages well done

Robinknits
03-21-2008, 05:38 PM
Beautiful!!!

bobi1218
03-21-2008, 08:54 PM
That is gorgeous! Good job :)

ah
03-23-2008, 09:10 PM
Stunning!

loveswildflowers
04-01-2008, 11:30 AM
Oh my! This is absolutely STUNNING!! I am so in love. GORGEOUS - GORGEOUS!!

Abbily
04-01-2008, 12:36 PM
That is just stunning! You did a wonderful job!