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Old 01-03-2008, 10:00 AM   #21
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wow...that is amazing!!

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Old 01-05-2008, 03:53 AM   #22
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Marni, I don't think I have EVER SEEN a baby blanket the surpasses yours in colorfulness, ingenuity, and skill! Really.

Thanks so very much for all the neat links, the colorfulness of the links, the great set up of the post...the whole entire thing was EYE CANDY from start to finish! And informative, as well!

Did you knit the 3 squares across the row..and just keep track of the patches as you approaced the next patch...kinda like colorblock work on a MEGA SCALE? Otherwise, I don't know how else you could knit it all in one piece. My brain is racing! I think the colorblock technique would work. And, you'd just have to keep track of the 3 under construction till they were complete...then tie on new colors for the next row of 3 patches across. (???)

Well, now I am inspired. Who is gonna have the next baby??? I must must must make something even half a wonderful as your baby blankie! Hmmm...all my daughters and daughters-in-law think they're done havin' babies. Oh well, oldest granddaughter is 21, and has a 'significant other'...a real keeper I might add! Maaaaaybe she's next! Well, after college I guess. She's a junior at UW.

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Old 01-05-2008, 02:46 PM   #23
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Thanks Artlady. Hmm, Colorblock? Yep, I guess.

I started by casting on all 3 colors on my interchangeables with an extra cable added then working back and forth across the entire project I incorporated the pattern and colors of each block as I went.

Sometimes there would be just 3 strands of yarn (top and bottom of each block) and other times I'd be working off both the inner and outer parts of a skein (not recommended) while having 3 or 4 other strands dangling down to partial balls or full skeins. I did try to strategically decide what each block would be based on how many colors that would require me to use at one time, but I got a little carried away with the colors used in the top 3 though mostly because I changed my mind as I was knitted. Some patterns were duplicate stitched but most were stranded. It was not a very mobile project.

Glad you enjoyed it!
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Old 01-05-2008, 03:52 PM   #24
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That is absolutely awesome! I can't believe it's in one piece..all that yarn getting tangled.. I'm sure the new owner loves it!

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WOW that's amazing.
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Old 01-12-2008, 08:54 AM   #27
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Old 01-12-2008, 06:17 PM   #28
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I like it! So, are you taking orders? You might be able to sell something that cute!!!

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Old 01-13-2008, 10:55 PM   #29
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Are you kiddin' me? I knit about as fast as I can paint. Ok, you have to know me to know how long that takes.

I'm glad you like it though! It seems to be mind boggling, but not that hard all things considered.
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