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Old 01-01-2009, 03:49 PM   #1
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January KH-KAL: Seamless blanket project!
Ok, so here we are! January 1, 2009!

The "planning" thread has been closed...we can't post in it anymore, however, you might like to read the notes that everyone posted. It was suggested that we close the planning thread and begin the actual KAL with fresh new thread.

The seamless blanket project can be worked in two ways:
1) the Log Cabin style
2) the Traditional Blocks/Squares style (using intarsia technique across the rows that removes the need to seam the blocks together)

Also, you can use up similar weights of STASH YARN, making your blanket into what I affectionately call a "seamless stashghan"! Many of our knitters are down with using up stash yarn, but others will purchase "on sale" yarn!

Whatever floats your boat!

It should be made clear that this blanket doesn't have to be completed during the month of January. Many of you have other projects rolling, and cannot devote your undivided attention to the seamless blanket project! That's ok! Some of us just don't have enough stash yarn to finish the blanket...and that's ok, too! You can add rows and blocks to this blanket as stash yarn becomes available to you!

The Log Cabin free pattern (two sizes, two styles) is located here.

Of course, the intarsia method for the Traditional Blocks/Squares style blanket is demonstrated here in Amy's video clips.

I began my Log Cabin (the Moderne baby blanket) this morning while DH and I were watching HANCOCK on OnDemand!

I am using worsted weight acrylics, and a US8 needle.

OK, then! Let's roll!

PS: here is small photo of a finished Log Cabin Stashghan:
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Old 01-01-2009, 03:59 PM   #2
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Yay. I got mine started. I'm doing the log cabin. I got my center square done and am on my second "log". Should we post progress pics as we go? I've never done a KAL before, so I really don't know what we do here.
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Old 01-01-2009, 04:08 PM   #3
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Oh let's definitely post progress photos!

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I would also like to add that you can do any pattern if log cabin isn't your thing. The idea is to make any blanket with stash yarn.
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Hi, Ladies!
I decided to do the adult Moderne LC in MDK. I will start my first block after I finish this post. I'm already having a blast and I haven't even started!
I have wanted to do a KAL with Artlady ever since I read an old post of a KAL you hosted, LOL! You were so meticulous and gave everyone so much information! Much nicer than the experience I had had with my one and only KAL.

I am using worsted weight acrylic/wool blend, size 8US needle. I plotted the colors as well as I could, I don't have enough in my stash to plan the whole 'ghan. However, that's part of the fun

Posting pics sounds great. Let me get off here and get started.

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Old 01-01-2009, 07:32 PM   #6
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Oh oh oh! *raises hand* me me me!! Ok, now i must get started.... *looks left, looks right* checks yarn stash... trip out to ... yarn store... woot.
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I have completed logs 1-4...and will pick up 96 stitches with the pink for log 5 along the top edge of this photo below!

These are my 4 colors...and I hope they will take me to the finish line.
Pink is log 1, purples is log 2, teal is log 3, and rainbow is log 4.



All of these yarns are leftovers from sweaters I've made my grandbabies! Some of these yarns are 7 years old! Sigh.
That means that my grandbabies are now grandchildren!
I miss their chubby little legs, arms and cheeks!
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That's REALLY pretty!!!!
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What's neat is that I can remember every sweater I made using each of these yarns! And so can the kids!

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Here's what I have so far. I wanted to get done with the cream colored log tonight, but I had to redo the dark green one over do to an unfortunate incident involving my 3yo DS and a pair of scissors!!! Lesson learned, don't leave them alone together. Sometimes I forget what he's able to reach now.

I really have no idea what I'm doing, I'm just making it up as I go!
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