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Old 10-12-2012, 10:09 AM   #1
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Hi all, haven't been around in awhile...because I have decided to knit this beautiful "Sampler" for my nephew's wedding...picking and choosing along the way (he and fiancee are late 20's)..here's the question: each block has a meaning, and instead of "including" a pick, I am trying to come up with a way to "label" each one on the back..(I am "awful" at crosstich and embroidery) any thoughts?http://www.amazon.com/Knit-Sampler-A...ref=pd_sxp_f_i
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I can't think of a way to label without some kind of stitchery, but it will be a lovely gift! Maybe you can make a 'map' to go with it--kind of like the one you get with a box of chocolates?
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I can't think of a way to label without some kind of stitchery, but it will be a lovely gift! Maybe you can make a 'map' to go with it--kind of like the one you get with a box of chocolates?
Thank you Ingrid, that is a marvelous idea!!! When you mention "stitchery" what would you have in mind? I was so suprised too see that my post was looked at over 30 times and only 1 reply! We must be old timers!!! I plan to post a pic at completion.....
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I confess to looking and not responding to your post because I have no idea what you're asking. Perhaps others did the same.

Are you wanting to "write" something on the blanket without using embroidery and/or cross stitch? If so, there are fabric paints, crayons, and pens that will work to some degree on a bumpy surface.

Otherwise, yeah, I have not a clue what you're trying to say: what does "including a pick" mean? Why do you need to label the sampler? In short, what the heck are you talking about?

(Somehow I'm thinking this isn't the kind of response you were expecting.)
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Originally Posted by Antares View Post
I confess to looking and not responding to your post because I have no idea what you're asking. Perhaps others did the same.

Are you wanting to "write" something on the blanket without using embroidery and/or cross stitch? If so, there are fabric paints, crayons, and pens that will work to some degree on a bumpy surface.

Otherwise, yeah, I have not a clue what you're trying to say: what does "including a pick" mean? Why do you need to label the sampler? In short, what the heck are you talking about?

(Somehow I'm thinking this isn't the kind of response you were expecting.)
PICK would be picture (sorry should of been pic)...The afghan has 25 blocks, each one has a "name" ex: Pineapple, Touch of Scotland, HOME, Falling trees, etc etc etc....without Labeling each and every block on the back (wrong side of the block)/square to give a description of the "block". I DO NOT want to include the picture of the Afghan (cover of the pattern book) with the gift.....that's "what the heck" I am talking about.....Any hand made item... knit, crochet, quilted etc.( which BTW ... by the way (I can do all) that I make has a special meaning,(keepsake) and in this case, it's a Wedding gift to my nephew.
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Sorry, but WHY do you need to label the afghan at all--I mean, for your purposes to put it together? That's the only reason I can think to label it, so I'll go with that--of course, then the whole idea of embroidery/cross stitch/picture of the afghan doesn't make sense, so you can see why I still don't know what you're asking.

Anywhooo, for something non-permanent--maybe a safety pin with a piece of paper attached telling you what the block is so you can put it in the right place.

And if it really is something permanent you want, then I'll stick with the fabric paint, pen, or crayons idea that I mentioned earlier.

As to why few people responded, I'm positive it's because they, like me, are not understanding the purpose for these labels (in fact, I still don't understand what you want and WHY so, yeah, it's very confusing, which equals few responses).
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